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4.05 | 77 ratings

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3 stars 3,5 really

Horizont from Russia ( USSR back then) was one of the top bands from this country in prog rock movement in the '80s and I think one of the most intresting from that decade in easter Europe. They released two albums , first in 1985 who was a quite grea symphonic prog albumt, an ELP, Yes, Genesis inspired release, the second offer named The portrait of a boy was released in 1989 and has a darker music and a this time the band is closer to King Crimson or Universe Zero or even with Outer Limits from Japan. The music is complex with nice intstrumental sections, the opening The Portrait Of A Boy, Suite In 3 Movements is excellent, showing how mature was the band from this second album. Nice choruses and the guitar is impressive. The rest of the pieces are also great. The dark atmosphere who remind me a lot of King Crimson in theor glory years, is fiting perfectly in the songwritting. The flute and keyboards add a new dimension to Horizon's dark chapter. Sadly both albums are quite unknown , and quite hard to find, but I think worth to be investigated for any fan of prog rock music. 3 solid stars, maybe 3,5 in places.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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