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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

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4 stars King Crimson - 'The Power to Believe' 4 stars

A return to form.if there ever was one.

This is the best King Crimson album since 'Discipline'. The Adrian Belew nuances were ultimately gone, the lyrics became somewhat insightful and the guitar interplay was wonderful. 'Level Five' was one of the best King Crimson songs in a long time. It was heavy and brutal, feeling unstructured, but there certainly was a structure. Figuring King Crimson would never even create a light song again because of the last two efforts, 'Eyes Wide Open' can bring the tears up from classic Crimson fans. The renditions of the title track remind me of the Peace trilogy in 'The Wake of Poseidon'.

This is really a great record, has quite a bit of variation, between loud and soft passages, metal and soundscapes and most importantly, Belew is not annoying. I would recommend this to any fan of King Crimson and heavy prog listeners.

ProgBagel | 4/5 |


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