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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 520 ratings

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King Crimson776
5 stars The Flower Kings are one of the greatest bands ever. I love their type of music, and this album, for me, is undoubtedly where it peaks. The music here is lusher, more layered than on previous TFK albums, which is immediately obvious at the start of the wonderful "The Truth Will Set You Free" (one of my favorite songs ever) when the marimbas and jazz fusion bass come in, and the result is fantastic. The jazzy elements in their music really came into their own on this album where as before they were more of just a stardust sprinkled symphonic band. Also, the melodies and soloing found on this album are far more inspired and memorable than before. This is likely because Roine Stolt had just come off of Transatlantic with this release, so it's easy to see how he might have been inspired by that experience. The melodies here are especially Transatlantish, and that is definately a good thing. The lyrics here are also just bursting with inspiration. The world was in turmoil in 2002, remember, so Stolt probably had plenty to communicate with this album. Some other highlights than TTWSYF are Monkey Business (supercatchy and layered riff), Christianopel (one of their finest jazzy jams) Silent Inferno, Vox Humana, and Grand Old World. One of my favorite albums, I highly recomend this album to anyone who loves music this over the top. Oh, and btw, read Man Overboard's review; by far the best review this site has ever seen.
King Crimson776 | 5/5 |


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