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Magic Elf


Progressive Metal

4.11 | 15 ratings

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4 stars Magic Elf - an excellent instrumental heavy prog/prog metal with a slightly jazz fusion elements thrown in here and there is from New York, USA with two albums in their pockets so far. The second album from 2003 named Heavy meddle is a real gem of an album, really some fantastic passages here, the cherry on the cake is for sure Carl Roa - the head of the band and the guitarist. I can say easy wow, what a great underated guitarist, he playing so easy on the instrument. Reminescent in many places with Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse, Rush and in same league with another obscure band from USA named Wyzards, same aproach , musicaly speaking. Very freash pieces where Carl Roa simply shines, there is some intense instrumental arrangements here (all albums is instrumental) that typical energic heavy prog with some fantastic musicianship. Also there are some complicated, twisted and technical stuff here but aswell combined with a more melodic orentation - the resul is really inspired and pleasent. All pieces are great, not a single weak moment here. Heavy meddle is regarded among fans as the best from the two released albums of the band and one of the major instrumetals albums of last decade. The quality of the music is high calibre and for that reason I can only recommend this one to all fans of instrumental prog to check it, belive me worth every second. A very nice art work too. 4 stars easy, top notch release.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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