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THE ENLIGHTENING MARCH OF THE ARGONAUTS

Quasar Lux Symphoniae

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.64 | 22 ratings

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NotAProghead
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2 stars It is a concept album, but no relation here to Greek myth of argonauts and Golden Fleece. It tells the story of polar expedition, lost in endless snows.

I listened fragments of the album in store before buying and found them interesting. Yes, fragments were interesting, but the whole album, when I listened to it at home, bored me to death. Quite a dark (OK, the subject is tragic) and monotonous music, unpleasant male vocals, in English, with terrible accent. It seemed there's no end of the story - argonauts go and go and go through the snow, music plays and plays and plays, and the singer - he's still singing. Though I must say that the only song with female vocals, ''The Resonance of the Throne'' is much better and technically musicianship on all tracks is not bad at all.

To the middle of the album I found that I start to hate these argonauts instead of sympathizing them. Being an atheist, I began to ask God to send unfortunate heroes quick and painless death. At last almighty God heard my prayers, though not so quickly, only when CD stopped playing.

A couple of repeated listens did not help, the same hard journey. Can't describe how happy I was when one of my friends borrowed my CD to listen. Using all my diplomacy I persuaded him never give it back.

If you are tired of joy and pleasures and look for some boredom, this album is for you. Satisfaction guaranteed!

NotAProghead | 2/5 |

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