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OUT OF THE BARNYARD

Fright Pig

 

Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 198 ratings

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Olgaodessa
5 stars These "pigs" take me "on the wing" of their amazing album ! Oink ! It's a delicious energy and beauty for the listener, who likes classic rock, prog, metal, spanish guitar, Moraz/Wakeman, Queen's choir, to sing loudly, to joke around classic music... What a mix! I can't describe it in a few words and even to say "it's like Yes / Gentle Giant/ Genesis/Jethro Tull" etc. To find totally original way today with the great and unique music - bravo! I mean, there are so many "progressive-depressive" releases we have got now and a real energy and beauty are more than WELCOME! I can compare this album (with a mood, power, "speed of thoughts" and originality) only with another masterpiece that was released so long ago - 1971, Mainhorce with Patrick Moraz ;) It's time to "fresh" prog impressions, but with modern vision and style - so many sides to enjoy here! Wonderful variety of music themes and styles are very harmonic together and they move and change so dynamic in every song - really I listen to this album "on one breath". Vocal - ah! Remember Kansas Left Overture?! And what a d-r-r-r-rums! Some 'hi-hat" moments simply superb :) It's in addition to what I say (shout!) about keys and guitar: the most tasteful prog bacon was prepared from highest class ingredients only! Parts, playing (all (anonyme !!!) musicians are virtuosos!), brilliant sound and record... And I wonder how musicians can "bring" these such a serious themes in lyrics (it's a hard life (and... death?!) within the Pig's mind!) without "crying" but... with a smile! It works better, I am sure. Artworks show this idea as well: from the idyllic cover art (a bit "lazy and crazy" with this Cosmonaut at the Barnyard!) and its "disaster antipode" in the digipack's inside, to fractals, nightmares and monsters in the booklet... The album was designed by well known artist Ed Unitsky, who captured album's messages perfectly. I am highly recommend to add this more than "nice" digipack to your CDs collection: great album, brilliant sound/record, lush packaging! HUGE thanks to the musicians for preparing this delicacy with a really necessary prog-energy (now I can overcome the grey Monday and "will move the earth")! By the way, I am not "frightened"? only delighted! Qink !

Olgaodessa | 5/5 |

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