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THE SUM OF NO EVIL

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.79 | 435 ratings

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4 stars IT'S LIKE COMING HOME -- COMING HOME AGAIN!

Well, the Flower Kings are back into their true form. They're dispelled the avante-gare inspirations of Paradox Hotel and are returning to an album very much like the Space Revolver or Unfold the Future albums. I'm a big fan of this, but I was hoping to see the Kings continue in that tradition a little more. THis is not to say that the album is not strong. Tomas Bodin's keys are magical and the whole album is fantastily arranged. It's great material with catchy sections ("One More Time"'s keyboard extravaganza). I would venture to say that while this album may be a return to the older Flower Kings, they've done a great job.

With that said, I can't give this album 5 stars becuase it is nothign newly impressive or stunningly monumental, unlike the landmarkingly different Paradox Hotel or the amazing Roine Stolt solo album The Flower King (with the exception of "Flight 999 Brimstone Air," which is remarkably innovative and fun to listen to).

This is an absolutely solid effort by the Kings, and an excellent way to build up any Prog Collection. HIghly recommended to fans of Symphonic Prog especially! Four rock-solid stars.

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