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Oaksenham - Conquest of the pacific CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.74 | 51 ratings

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5 stars Is this a perfect masterpiece? No. But seriously, how many of the albums that everybody rates a 5, REALLY IS a masterpiece?? For me this album deserves a 5 star rating because it is very intelligent, intricate and full of many diverse styles of prog. They mix folk, jazz, metal, hard rock, classical and symphonic into a collection of songs that flow very well and sound melodic and accessible yet at the same time EXTREMELY complex. This is music that is very easy on the ears and can be listened to in the background but also becomes even better when listened to in a quiet room with headphones on. The music is filled with the instruments we love (electric and acoustic guitar, organ, synthesizer, bass, drums) but also adds folk and classical instruments such as violin, flute (wonderful and powerful throughout the CD), cello, harp, clarinet and many others. The music has a Gentle Giant feel (including two GG covers turned instrumental) with a more symphonic and classical touch. The album was recorded in 2006 but I think it wasn't released until 2007. It's a shame it isn't on any Top 10 lists. It is a CD that will probably never get the attention it is due. Listen to the sample on this site. If you don't like it, you won't like the band. If you love the sample, get the CD. NOW!
dalt99 | 5/5 |


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