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Faithful Breath


Symphonic Prog

3.42 | 34 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars for sure

Faithful Breath is one of the bands from Germany from early '70s that for some reason never make it in musical realm. They begun as a pure progressive rock band on first two albums, and then from third one they shift to hard rock- heavy metal . For prog lovers, the first two releases Fading beauty from 1974 and specially the second offer Back on my hill from 1980 are to explore, I think Back on my hill is their best album. If first one had a symphony prog direction with some Eloy moves here and there, Back on my hill is far more intresting, well produce and performed then the debut. Elements of heavy prog are present for the first time and the result is a fine one from start to finish. The title track and the ending tune of the album the lenghty 16 min plus Judgement Day are winners for sure, here Faithful Breath had the best and most imaginative ideas. Very fine guitars and keyboards. On many web sites or magazines I saw that Faithful Breath is remembered as a heavy metal band, forgeting that their first two releases was progressive rock all the way. Anyway after Back on my hill they disbanded for a short period and reformed with a diffrent linup only one or two members remaining still and aswell a diffrent musical direction, the next 4 albums are in traditional teutonic heavy metal, untill they disbanded for good in 1988. Personaly this is my fav album from them and one to keep if you are a prog listner. 3.5 stars for sure, a nice one all the way. The rest of 4 releases are for heavy metal fans, that doesn't mean are bad offers only not from prog lovers.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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