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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.47 | 481 ratings

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3 stars One of the weaker albums of The Flower Kings. It contains some good songs, like Last Minute on Earth, and Road to Sanctuary, my favourite, and the only one at the level of the great compositions of other albums. World Without a Heart is quite good too, closing the first half an hour, the best of the album.

The song The Rainmaker is just one of those experiments with sounds and little more, and the result are six minutes of a boring progression to nowhere. Maybe it would work like a short transition of a few minutes.

The rest of the album are just good songs, with some interesting moments, and fits perfectly with the three stars/good, but non- essential label.

There are more than a couple of symptoms, forms, that five years latter appear again in Paradox Hotel, but, of course, with a better result. For example, the final track, Serious Dreamers is quite similar to the final of the first disc, End on a High Note. The style of Last Minute on Earth, and Sword of God is just the same rock style took for Paradox Hotel. With City of Angels happens something similar than with Monsters and Men, falling in a repetitive circle to the end that could be cut before. All in all, both are pure Flower Kings albums, but it had caught my attention.

Proglodita | 3/5 |


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