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4.21 | 14 ratings

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5 stars Finally Wintergaten made it into the Progarchives.

This band is really something special. They experiment with all kinds of (sometimes selfmade) instruments, using typewriters as drummachines etc.

Most of the songs are short and have a swedish folk-influence. Sometimes they use accordeon to give a it folkish feel. Some songs sound more like synthpop. But all songs are instrumental so it's never really pop. They use different and difficult rhythms and tempo changes throughout the songs to make it sound really progressive.

Apart from the shorter songs, the band created a real progessive epic, clocking at almost 15 minutes, wich starts beaufitful and serene an ends with a heavy distorted guitar and thunderous drums. In this song the listener goes through all kinds of moods and tempos but always the band maintain real nice melodies.

The band members are really gifted and skillful but they never lose themselves in narcisistic soloiing. This album is the brightest and most complete progressive rock album I have heard in decades. It sounds fresh, playfull, warm and sympathetic. This album can be played on repeat, over and over again.

Really recommended to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Kingsnake | 5/5 |


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