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GUET-APENS

Ange

 

Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 120 ratings

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Progfan97402
5 stars I can believe that perhaps the best album Ange had ever did was released in 1978, but Guet-Apens is by far the best album I have ever heard from them. When other prog rock bands were falling by the wayside, Ange produced one last great album, much better than most albums I've heard from that year. They had a lineup change, but it didn't affect the music any. In fact it blows their previous album Par les Fins de Mandrin right out of the water. Everything you like about Ange is fully intact with no sign of them selling out! Those same dramatic and harsh vocals from Christian Decamps, and his brother Francis giving plenty of that trademark odd sounding Viscount organ, but surprisingly he lets his Mellotron loose this time, rather than burying it. This is without a doubt easily the most tron heavy Ange album, more tron on one cut along than all the other Ange albums put together. Tons of tron strings, and even some really cool use of tron choir. But all the dramatic elements of Ange are here. All this album does is solidify Ange's reputation as one of the French prog greats. Sadly it's also their last album worth getting, the 1980s were not exactly friendly times for them. I have to say all Ange fans need this album. If you don't know Ange, this is a great place to start, it's totally essential!
Progfan97402 | 5/5 |

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