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ARCHIVIARUM

The Samurai Of Prog

 

Crossover Prog

3.91 | 120 ratings

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Ovidiu
5 stars Our beloved multinational supergroup THE SAMURAI OF PROG is back in 2018 with another exceptional release called ARCHIVIARUM!This is a 70 minutes amazing new masterpiece which consist of rarities and special recordings,as the album is presented by SEACREST OY,the band's record label!Of course, the first impact of this new album ,is the stunning presentation,gorgeous again,truly spectacular ,a fantastic digipak with an impressive artwork from Ed Unitsky,the sensational partner of TSOP from the last albums!Definitely,the band is giving a serious importance to the presentation of each album,but this one ,I dare to say is,maybe,the most spectacular and majestic to date!Fantastic colours and wonderful images,which fit perfectly well with the music!I won't repeat what other reviewers said about this album,my only humble appreciation is about the great quality of the music included on this album!The three main members of the band are surrounded this time again by some very competent and professional musicians and there's an impression of a true alchemy between all of them!The high quality of the composition is obvious,we are spoiled with some great vintage prog rock,and any fan of this great music genre will adore this superbe,magnificent compositions from all the heart!The production is sensational,as usual,the Rickenbacker bass sound of Mr Bernard is fantastic,the mesmerising violin of Mr Unruh is perfect and the drumming wizardry from Mr Porsty is precise as a Switch watch!All the vocals are amazing,they fit perfectly well with the music on all tracks... and the atmosphere on this album is so special and wonderful!Even we have a 70 minutes album,we don't have the impression of a long and boring album,no way...it's diverse,catchy and full of musical surprises!From compositions with a fusion vibe to strong old school of prog rock,everything is here perfectly well balanced in a clever mix,a true regale for the prog rock-vintage style-fans!Album after album,TSOP are proving an endless inspiration and they became a sure value of the genre,we have the certainty that each album of the band is better and better than the previous one,all the albums of the band they already have such a high musical quality,that it's almost impossible to find weak point of aspect in their music!I simply adore this album,I'll make many auditions with the same feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment that the music delivered by TSOP os truly wonderful under all aspects!For me this is a 5 stars albums,because everything on this album is perfect,both musical and visual!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |

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