Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Flower Kings - The Sum Of No Evil CD (album) cover


The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 519 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
2 stars Sorry but this is hardly bearable!

I mean everytime I take TFK’s album I know what to expect: top-notch musicianship, catchy melodies, YES-like “jolly” mood (this is what I dislike about them most!) and 20-min long epics…I had some hopes for this one after so many positive reviews, but not. The same thing over and over again, just a little more YESy this time. Can anyone advise Roine to sacrifice the idea of song’s length for its own sake? Shorter tracks sometimes work better, you know. Unfortunately, this is kind of problem I have with ALL albums from TFK. They’re TOO Prog-leaned, too Retro-wannabee-sounding, too similar and too long after all. A good example of how timing ruins the music (which is sometimes very good and even quite original in moments). I give up here and promise not to return to TFK in nearest feature. Otherwise I’ll lost my faith in contemporary Symphonic Prog forever.

PS: but packaging is astonishing to say the least! Ed did a great job!

Prog-jester | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this THE FLOWER KINGS review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives