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AC XXV - ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

After Crying

 

Symphonic Prog

3.78 | 9 ratings

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Ensouled
4 stars This is After Crying back at their feets on an stunning live performing!

I did not enjoyed "Creatura" at all; and since Vedres Csaba (Co-founder and keyboardist) departure and the introduction of distortion guitars After Crying had clearly lost an essential part of their music. Still their concept remained intact and they trully achieved to create some very interesting blendings between classical music and symphonic prog. Nonetheless I have lost interest in their recent works.

Hearing "Creatura", which for me was a disappointement, made me realize I have moved on from their current ideas and I do not share the direction they decided to go; as a humble opinion, I am not saying their recent albums are not worthy.

This disappointment however has opened a gateway towards astonishment and that is exactly what happened when I heard AC XXV Anniversary Concert.

I listened the second disc first which contains a mix of songs by After Crying Discography before Creatura and the first disc is a live version of Creatura. Needless to say that the second disc to me was just miraculous, I haven't enjoyed the band for sometime now and hearing this second disc was trully a nice gift.

Then I decided to listen to the first disc "Creatura Live" and it happened, the astonishment, I ended being caught by the music and enjoyed the whole trip! The differences that I believe are fundamental did not prevented me from enjoying the first part almost as much as the second!

This 2 hours concert is definetely an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection and it was a pleasure listening these gifted musicians performing such a beautiful concert; they are masters in what they do regardless the preferences one might have and this is enough proof of that.

Highly Recommended!

Ensouled | 4/5 |

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