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Symphonic Prog

2.98 | 47 ratings

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3 stars Kotebel does not do easy listening.

What the holy squirell is my first impression of the album from this Spanish band. It is a mishmash of everything you can throw together. The first minutes with that wonderful female opera vocals and bombastic, epic classical music is brilliant. Great ! This is up my valley, I say to myself. I grin. Then the music totally change into a kind of avant-garde and jazz landscape. Not much melody here... The flamenco guitars kicks in and we are now in Spain again. Some spoken words and piano in the vein of a goth metal band from Poland I almost signed fifteen years ago then follows. The female vocals returns again and some flutes are added. The music again changes into some heavy guitars. Then it changes into some Spanish pop last explored by TRIANA. Which is the story of this album. Chaos. You never knows what comes next. Somehow there is some order in this chaos. Somehow..... ???

I am both confused and not particular impressed by this album. I think it is too fragmented and it gets lost halfway through it. But I am not willing to call it a failure. It is a decent album with some great themes inbetween the chaos. Kotebel is a band I want to explore more.

3 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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