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The Flower Kings - The Sum Of No Evil CD (album) cover


The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 519 ratings

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4 stars I rarely comment on established acts especially if my take is in line with everybody else's. But an exception for Sum of No Evil since its my favorite FK (NOT a good abbreviation) album. It's FK condensed. I know its strange to say this about a 78-minute album, but you have to remember they release albums almost every year and often double ones. This album represents all sides of Flower Kings. A unbelievably sweet-sounding nostalgic epic. A 25-minute number that is my favourite and probably the most diverse of their epics. It's more energetic than Stardust We Are and more dynamic than The Truth Will Set You Free - arguably two of their best known epics. A more metallic number with avant-garde leanings. A pensive ballad. A weird jazzy instrumental. And finally, a paean to classic prog rock of Yes and Genesis variety (to me, the weakest track here). You can fault Flower Kings for being derivative, but not for lacking diversity.
Progrussia | 4/5 |


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