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Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 61 ratings

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This is simply a jewel of Symphonic Prog; my skepticism was beaten by the great musicianship that this Spanish band showed. The mix of the Flamenco-Andalusian style with the classical symphonic elements fit perfectly on the sound that these guys tried to emulate in a very successful way. It was such a surprise for me to find in them such an outstanding album in my own language; which is not precisely the most prolific in this genre. A keyboard oriented album which is performed perfectly by each member.

The increasing structure of each song is awesome, and the vocal style leaves you speechless. But let's get it on with the review of this great experience.

"Soñé Contigo" is some kind of love song that is magnificently sung by Diego Fopiani, the keyboards and the bass are also remarkable. The lyrics are very simple, but deep at the same time, they forget about all the rhetoric and they only concentrate to reach their goal.

"Despertar" has an excellent performance that continues almost the same line of the previous track, but the vocals have here a more relevant role.

"Alegrías de Cai" is an instrumental piece where the band makes a show of their ability on each one of their instruments. I know it may sound too exaggerated but it's almost inevitable the comparison with Banco del Mutuo Soccorso.

"Noche Abierta" is, in my opinion, the strongest moment in the album in which the guitar acquires a more important place in the song with the Flamenco feel.

"Extraña Seducción" ironically posses a unique charm, the song has some excellent progressions especially when the band explores through different time signatures, the complexity is increased as the song goes by.

"La Fábula" starts with some kind of psychedelic sounds. Once again, the unique vocal style stands out from the rest of the band, and the guitar takes off for a pretty decent performance through all the track, the lyrics have a more intricate develop as the name says, it's told in some kind of metaphor as in a fable that contrasts in some way with the rest of the album.

"La Roca Del Diablo" is the second instrumental track and it's the longest one too. The sound is too hard to describe, because it's very changing, but it's also one the most solid passages of the record.

In conclusion, the sensation after playing this album is pretty grateful. All put together form a sensational release, enjoyable since the beginning to the end. This is obviously a masterpiece in all senses. I can't give it less than 5 stars.

MadcapLaughs84 | 5/5 |


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