Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Magenta - Seven CD (album) cover





4.07 | 345 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
4 stars This is the first Magenta album I have ever heard and to me was quite a surprise , this band could really hit the charts by reducing their song's length probably because they are really catchy. Their music has references mainly from Renaissence on the vocal department and Yes on the music. Seven is a concept album about the capital sins that has 6 songs over the 10 minute barrier and a shorter one. All of them are typical symphonic songs , there is nothing sounding like neo prog neither on Seven nor on other Magenta records. All the tunes are highly enjoyable and the highlight on this album is the singer Christina Booth , she really has an angelic voice. However not anyone may like it since sometimes it seems to be too mellow.

Seven is far from being a masterpiece in my opinion since the band seems to give too much importance to their influences and they don't develop anything original like most of this kind of groups. However it's worth checking out simply for the reason that there aren't many prog bands with female singers and the album does not have weak moments at all.

3.5 stars out of five

crimson87 | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this MAGENTA review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.