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3.70 | 49 ratings

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4 stars If you are fan of European folk prog with strong arrangements oriented to strings, Parzival's Legend will be a pleasure for your ears.

Perhaps I'm not a prog-folk afficionado I have to recognize this album catch me at the very first listen. Even when Parzival has many common elements with contemporary early 70īs bands (strong melodic emphasys, middle age and almost baroque influences, lots of violin-viola bases and delicate flute sections) the band shows some really interesting arrangements based on some surprising and very efective rhytmical changes, little psychedelic sections and a constant proggy orientation that build great epic perhaps soft, melodic and soaring moments. If you add the mixture of medieval harmonies (from middle and Eastern Euorpe), some little baroque influences and even pastoral sections, finally you have in your hands ten solid tracks with some of the best prog-folk-fusion of early 70's.

Got in my hands the Won-Sin release (2001) which contains three nice bonus tracks, specially 1972 single "One Day" which contains most of the mentioned elements that runs through the compositions of this beautiful album which deserves al least 4*

progadicto | 4/5 |


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