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RED QUEEN TO GRYPHON THREE

Gryphon

 

Prog Folk

4.13 | 441 ratings

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The Squirrel
4 stars This was my introduction to Gryphon. Long had I hunted this particular album. It wasn't a disappointment. I haven't heard too much of Gryphon, but I really like this album. The Krumhörn and the bassoon are both great. These guys are great players, of various instruments. The album is very enjoyable to listen. Though it's an instrumental album. And those ones are usually pretty rough to listen. But Red Queen to Gryphon Three is not extremely long, just four massive tracks and it's not too short either. The length, it's perfect. I like all the songs. Opening Move and Second Spasm are very energetic songs with great, catchy parts. The best track is definitely Lament, which is this more calm, mellow track. The epic finisher, Checkmate is a very fine track also. This kind of folky rock jamming with exotic instruments is not a genre that you bumb into too often. Very refreshing experience. Altough there is one pretty confusing factor in this album. I don't know is it the sounds, the instruments, or just the composition, but when listening to this album, the music sometimes remind me of game music. Like Final Fantasy-stuff. Or the classic Space Invaders. I don't know is it a good or a bad thing, but at least it's a thing. I've listened Midnight Mushrumps, and this odd factor does not appear in that album. Weird.

Still, I love this album. I listen to it quite often and it makes me very happy. Very cheerful spin of great music. I recommend this album to any progfan. It's a pleasant change, no doubt. 4/5 stars.

The Squirrel | 4/5 |

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