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Medina Azahara


Symphonic Prog

2.26 | 8 ratings

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1 stars Well, well, well.

I've already had some tough moments with this band: referenced in the eclectic section of this site, I was expecting complex / intricate music with a full prog angle. Although the prog angle can be noticed in three of their albums, their music turned quickly into basic Spanish rock.

This album doesn't provide any changes; on the contrary. At best, some fine hard-rocking mood can be felt during the popish ''El Vaivén Del Aire''. Very good guitar (as usual, but I have mentioned this already several times). Unfortunately, when there is nothing else to say, I am obliged to repeat myself.

The band has often mix Eastern influences with their music and it is again the case here with ''Azahara''. But gosh! This song is quite indigestible (except the great guitar break of course). This is rather an insipid song but when you compare it to the other ones available, it might sound as a highlight. This is of course mostly due to the weakness of the other compositions (''Vivir Por La Paz'').

This is definitely not a good album. Of prog music, there are no traces (but this is already the case for quite a long time).

There is a serious casting mistake with this band IMHHO. Eclectic prog???

This is not even good Spanish rock. I won't play the game to find the worse of all here. Lots are on the podium, unfortunately. A quick glance at the video available (''Córdoba'') is sufficient actually. Since it is filmed at night, there are not even fine views of this wonderful town (just some very quick glances of the extraordinary Mezquita). I am not even mentioning the very basic lyrics overall which I am unfortunately able to understand.

Almost one hour (yes, sixty minutes) of such a treat is quite an effort to endure, believe me! Again, the band is quite humoristic while signing '' No Me Pidas Más'' (don't ask me for more). I definitely won't do so.They add another layer with ''Se Acabó'' (it's over!). I didn't choose the titles...

One star.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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