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Grand Stand


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 68 ratings

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4 stars Grand Stand from Sweden made two albums more then 10 years ago and then gone into oblivion. Sad, because, those two albums are really excellent, special the second offer from 2002 named Tricks of time. I like a lot what I've heared here, complicated symphonic prog, with nods towards Genesis, Camel, The Flower Kings and alike. Long eleaborated passages, like the opening super gread track Jurassic Spark, - 11 min of high class prog. Another highlight is ending longest tune Old Man's Tale - a 16 min tresure piece with every ingredints a prog piece must have, complex arrangements, guitars and synth all over, nice pleasent vocal lines. The rest of the pieces are in same vein. The musicianship is great, each instrument shines, for me at least, great performance overall. I can sai that Trcks of time is a great inprovement over the debut. So, I can say that this album goes recommended for sure, for me a very pleasent surprise. 4 stars easy.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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