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THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY CIRCLE

Three Monks

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.96 | 47 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars Now I have listened to a very bombastic record and it managed to please me a bit. Three Monks latest record "The Legend of the Holy Circle" sounds like prog uses to and I am not surprised that people like what they hear. The cover picture reminds me of comics and the listener thinks the music will take place in a world of fantasy and perhaps history.

It is true the patterns of this music sound a bit old. They have a lot of organs but the catching of an antic feeling hasn't really worked. Three monks are Paolo Lazzeri (organs), Maurizio Bozzi(bass) and Roberto Bichi(drums) and the leading and totally dominating instrument is the organ and I didn't thought I was going to say this but it's even too much organs.

I wrote te music was bombastic and that is true. The compositions take a big place and they are whirling around without being stopped by anything. Though I feel a lack of variation all the time. Some tracks on this albums are very good such as "Into Mystery" with has a more honest depth in it and the shorter "The Rest of the Sacred Swarm" which reminds me of classical music(both 8/10). The rest are a little bit better than just good (6-7/10) and the pure organ sound is absolutely decent. But I don't find it authentic! These organs want me to believe I am hearing a symphony in a cathedral but the music isn't enough for making me believe that.

I like the pretentions I scent but it is the result that counts. Three stars to this Italian band!

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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