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White Willow


Symphonic Prog

3.53 | 112 ratings

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3 stars I was very glad to see that White Willow had changed from vocalist. I could never really appreciate the childish voice from Sylvia Erichsen. So welcome on board Mrs. Eidtang!

Now, in terms of music let's confess that this is not the best album from the band: Sacrament is my fave. This one is all well crafted and polished but not as fascinating as its illustrious predecessor.

Instrumental passages are still full of beauty, the mellotron although scarce, is still there and Trude (the new female vocalist) is a good add-on. So, where is the problem? The best moments of this CD are the pleasant opening number Night Surf and the Crimsonesque Ghosts which features some intricate and scary mood. Percussions are very effective.

The pop-rock Joyride is effectively a very joyful song: light, simple and effective. It is maybe not the proggiest one but a positive and enjoyable number. And this feeling can be extended to almost all of this work.

Some tracks sounds heavier as well like The Lingering which calms down towards the ends and closes on a superb and so emotional guitar solo. Thank you very much Jacob.

The icy Chrome Dawn has a lot to share with their fellow Scandinavian suspects. Fine mellotron to introduce this song which is a pleasure for synths fans. Extremely moving and poignant I have to say. I like quite a bit how these bands have almost resurrected the great mellotron. I know I make this comment on a regular base, but it is so true to me.Another highlight.

Three stars for this good album.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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