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White Willow


Symphonic Prog

3.26 | 97 ratings

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2 stars Although their debut album was promising (but not great to be honest) this one starts on a weak mood.

I am always expecting a very good opening track which is definitely not the case here. Song writing is deeply uninspired and it is quite a disillusion to listen to Leaving the House of Thanatos even if there are some very short and fine instrumental passages. But you'd better Press Next T while reaching The Book of Love.

I'm really not passionate with this album. The most irritating parts are the vocal ones: it sounds as if we have nothing to deal with but young teenagers on duty. The first good moment I could feel was the gorgeous guitar break on Helen.. It takes place almost half on the album and lasts for about a minute.

Instead of taking off brilliantly, White Willow released a rather thin follow-up album. There are very few interesting songs featured. Hardly symphonic as a whole, I would say. Highlights are scarce (if any) and the overall feeling is the one of boredom (A Strange Procession is the best way to illustrate this feeling). Press Next T.

The best song from this Ex Tenebris is indeed the dark and closing number A Dance of Shadows. At last it is a number which could compete with their debut. Some genuine Crimson sounds are a real highlights of tis average album.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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