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ARCHIVIARUM

The Samurai Of Prog

 

Crossover Prog

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mitarai_panda
4 stars The Samurai Of Prog is a very famous, actually very good cross-country forward rock band, despite the style of the cross before shaking, but I think it should be more symphonic shake. They basically each year a college, each more than an hour, there are some twenty or thirty minutes of epic. They released their sixth album "ARCHIVIARUM" this year. The band was founded in 2009, the Finnish composer and bassist Marco Bernard is the main brain, was Colossus magazine invited to do a series of stars album, the band was officially established, but each album will invite some other countries musicians Guest appearances. This year's new college took as long as 70 minutes, entering the lyrical moment after the ballooning piano + violin + flute opening, and the lead singer sounds very comfortable (not sure if it is a guest). Steve Unruh's violin seems to have increased its use this time, creating a beautiful, melancholic, classical atmosphere. Then it entered the grand sphere of symphony, multinational force at this time to play a role, the Spanish girl sounded, very epic, gorgeous beautiful keyboard and violin ensemble complement each other. It was followed by an Italian interpretation of the opera (but the flute was also brilliant) and a humorous Finnish folk song. Into the second half, the sixth with a similar guitar smooth guitar solo at the beginning, after exquisite concert and instrument competition so quietly ended by the flute. The seventh is the longest (but 10 minutes, however, much shorter than many of their previous epics), beginning with a long and gorgeous synthesizer keyboard, followed by a humorous polyphonic chorus similar to the modest giants, to be diversified attempts . The eighth guest musician at the beginning blew some of the most intoxicating saxophone, refined and elegant, feel every note is very well taken place, and then ... ... 咦? How did I hear the melody that is completely Camel "Ice"? Well, this song is also called "Ice", it seems it is a cover! This song is not prominent in many Camel works, but the main guitar solo is still very good, a kind of ice like loneliness blowing, and the cover of The Samurai Of Prog in fact, some resolve the cold A sense of warmth, and more beautiful sounds, the last crazy keyboard to join together with the saxophone arrived at the peak after sinking into the sea of ​​ice. After a period of soft piano tune, the last one is full of dynamic pop rock, saxophone is also in it, but in front of so many art rock some of the wrong. Of course, flaw does not cover the last one Yu! This is undoubtedly their best work, I think even more praiseworthy than last year's work even better! Each song is remarkable, especially the multi-instrument music complement each other and set off, the whole listening (I want to ignore the last one) is so cool, people can directly experience the beauty of art rock, an absolute The four-star half-praise! This year must listen to the masterpiece! Top Ten Candidates!
mitarai_panda | 4/5 |

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