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3 stars Another band from the huge 70's spanish progressive rock scene which remained faithful in the progressive rock roots from the start to the very end of their career.ICEBERG released five worth- mentoning albums (four studio and one live) between 1975 and 1980 and their discography starts with ''Tutankhamon'' in 1975.As far as I am concerned this is their only album with a singer.The lyrics alternate betwwen the english and the spanish language through the rocking voice of Jose Mas

Anyone who expects somekind of spanish influened- or flamenco prog rock full of spanish guitars and the likes should really avoid.ICEBERG draw their influenced from 60's-70's hard rock,jazz rock and symphonic prog.So we have to deal with a blend of musical styles here.Some tracks,as the ''Tebas'',''Sacerdotes...''and the ''Tebas (reprise)'' are pure symphonic rock of high quality.Some of them have an evident jazz/fusion leaning like ''Prologo'',''Amenofis'' or the eclectic/fusion ''La muerte'',while in some others the band pays a tribute to the rock giants like LED ZEPPELIN as in ''Lying on the sand'' and ''Too young to be a Pharaoh'',where the singer not surprisingly sings in english and with a more hard-edged style...As a conclusion I would say that this album would be better without vocals because sometimes the excellent musicianship loses its orientation with the addition of the hard rocking vocals...

ICEBERG's debut is nothing more than a enjoyable disc and a recommendable addition to your collection,which deserves no more or less than 3 stars...An interesting mix of hard rock,symphonic and jazz rock covering all the possible styles...Later on the band would choose a more fusion way of expressing their musical feelings...

apps79 | 3/5 |


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