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King Crimson


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King Crimson776
5 stars Red is the greatest King Crimson album, this is where it all came together for them, even more so than on Larks' Tongues and Starless. The title track is one of the most powerful pieces of music ever recorded and is truly heavier than any metal band could ever be. Fallen Angel is an epic ballad about street violence and features some of Wetton's best singing. One More Red Nightmare has a great riff and this supercatchy part where the sax is soloing over the guitar and handclaps. Providence is an eerie improvisation that gets into this great heavy jam by the end of it, some people don't like it but screw that, if you like Crimson, you should like this track, it has some great tension. Starless is in my opinion the greatest Crimson song and one of the greatest songs ever. It goes from a universal epic lament to what is perhaps the greatest tension build in any song ever, which is released in an apocalyptic meltdown of sax and burning guitar and rumbling bass. When it comes to a close I picture the end, the last peak covered in molten rock... the planet left to start over differently. If I had to take one album with me to a desert island, it would probably be this. Truly a masterpiece of music.
King Crimson776 | 5/5 |


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