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ATLANTIS

Earth And Fire

 

Symphonic Prog

3.48 | 93 ratings

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DamoXt7942
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5 stars First to say, the logotype mixture of the band name and the album title is awesome. :D

Journey to Atlantis, a great journey for me. It's very surprising the evaluation for the album "Atlantis" would not be so high and decent as I've expected, even though it was released just after Earth And Fire's masterpiece "Song Of The Marching Children". Surely the longest titled track (upon the entire A Side) plays the role of the signboard of this creation with colourful passions and appearances (hard rock, folk, symphonic, psychedelic, and so on). The first melodic attack along with Chris' crying guitar plays would absorb the audience conspicuously. Sounds like Japanese Enka flooded with emotional, tragic texture ... it might be a tad rare a suite gets started with such a strict sadness of melody lines. As the suite goes ahead, the guitar essays will explode more and more emotionally. Jerney's voices are not so perfect but our heart would get attracted deeply, especially in the part "Destruction" drenched in fruitful soundscape. Who cannot appreciate this suite eh?

On the other side ... a couple of melodic gems are upon the B Side really, let's listen. "Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight" is one of the most popular, most acceptable songs of all upon their career. Gerard's keyboard / mellotron play is crazy delightful and drives other instruments / voices more and more of uptempo. In the last phase of "Fanfare" following a psychic sound drama "Interlude", some mysterious, sorrowful phrases drag the audience into the Earth like Classical polyphony or canon (obviously the Baroque scene had exerted much influence upon their creativity). Jerney's fragile but enthusiastic voices give definite power to us in solitude. "Theme From Atlantis" sounds like another excerpt of the magnificent A-Side suite but mystic rites not heard before should be there definitely. The epilogue of this album "Love, Please Close The Door" quite suitable for the suite finale might feature solemn "down-to-the earth" I suppose.

For me this Symphonic Progressive Crystal can be called as one of cornerstones, like the previous masterpiece of Earth And Fire.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |

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