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Grobschnitt - Rockpommel's Land  CD (album) cover




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3.85 | 191 ratings

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5 stars With whimsical story telling and a delightful floating symphonic sound Grobschnitt takes you on a prog rock fairytale! Following the storyline that unfolds during the course of this album is recommended, although not necissary for overall enjoyment, as it is indeed unique and light hearted without the seriousness of many other epic prog albums. Most will consider the sound of this album similar to YES but without the seriousness and on this I would agree, where some people then make a mistake is that they feel that the lack of a more serious YES edge leaves Rockpommel's Land lacking. To the contrary, we should be celebrating GROBSCHNITT's achievement in delivering such a whimsical and light hearted tale to go along with the equally light and whimsical symphonic sound. GROBSCHNITT has given us an album in perfect balance, the lyrics go absolutely hand in hand with the music itself, the vocals providing the Stickum. It is hard to discribe Danielak's voice itself so lets just say that it has every bit the character and originality to lift an album from just good to essential. His ability to shift slightly his sound to bend around that of the music is outstanding, the narrative parts are delivered with exceptional finesse, and how can you not love the mock air traffic chatter that opens the tale. Should you have this album in your collection? Yes, and while I don't believe Rockpommel's Land a complete 100% masterpiece I also feel it better than an Excellent addition to any prog music collection. 4.75 stars out of 5, so hit me the warning box cause I've gotta round up.
manofmystery | 5/5 |


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