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Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 35 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars for sure

Salmon was a short lived neo/symphonic prog band from Holland with 2 albums in their pockets until disbanded in 2005. Clearly influenced by legends such as Camel, Marillion or IQ, but with all that their both albums are pretty well regarded among fans. If the debut from 2001 was a good one in all aspects, their second offer When the dust settles from 2004 is a real winner from start to finish. Now, to my ears this release is 24 carat neo prog with all the ingredients to be a succesful album in this field, long pieces with one of them Time to Fantasize clocking around 20 min are pure delight to listner. Elaborated arrangements, specialy the keyboards are excellent, the guitars are melodic, pleasent voice and all is top. What I found more diving into their music, and specially here on this second offer is that in places Salmon is influenced by Gentle Giant, same complicated vocal harmonies and aswell the instrumental sections. All pieces stands as great, not a weak moment here. My fav remaining maybe the longest one Time to Fantasize, remarcable passages, sensitive guitars and keyboards and well performed aswell. All in all while this awas a very promissing release, the band split up a year later, gone into oblivion, but for those who will find Salmon music, both albums worth investigated, specily the second album is awesome. 3.5 stars for sure, that is good to great.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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