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Gandalf's Fist



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3 stars Gandalf's Fist combine heavy riffs and solos, folky passages (in fact, it could be argued that later-day Iron Maiden - a source of inspiration here - is hyper charged Celtic rock) and Pink Floydian high-in-the-sky, dark, slow atmospherics. Add to that unusual package a loud mix and sore throat vocal. It's pretty much the same approach as their previous, From a Point of Existence. But here enhanced by the occasional female vocal, flute and even a sax. They don't alter the general style, just add to it. A concept story, a pseudo-sci-fi mumbo-jumbo, narration included. The addition of a powerful female voice allows them to do big choruses and long finishes, something that wouldn't have worked solely with Luke Severn's sore vocals.

I think that Gandalf's style is too peculiar to chase all of their work. To my mind, melodies on their previous albums are better, but in favor of this one speaks the richer instrumentation.

Progrussia | 3/5 |


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