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AMENOPHIS

Amenophis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.01 | 80 ratings

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manofmystery
5 stars What a revelation! Listening to this the first time I was simply blown away. How could I have not found this sooner? Another masterpiece lost to time?

Suntower - breathtaking use of music that can almost be described as scenic; ever soothing, never boring.

The Flower - a great balance of music and vocalization working together to complete the 1, 2 opening punch.

Venus - a little darker, spacier sound with excellent precussion throughout and an inspiring musical break that carries you through the rest of the track.

The Last Requiem - Light winds and heavy riffs melt into driving drums which give way to a pure display of instrumental excellence at every level. I'd call it a jam if it weren't so well thought out and pieced togther. With parts both soft and beautiful, and fast and skilled this song is worthy of a place alongside the other, more well know, classic epics of the genre. You'll swear you can even feel the wind rush past your face at times. The vocals hear are similar to Eloy's in delivery style but Vollmuth's voice is a tad more gentle.

Bonjour, magnifiques Champs-Elysees - a short little track of delicate music

Notre dame tres honorable - the delicate sound of doom

Le vivant montmatre & Une promenade sur la rive de la Seine - light and airy, perfect balance from the previous track. Relaxing while still being interesting.

La vue de la tour eiffel - a little bit of a folky feel with the acoustic guitar complimented by the type of sweet, angelic music they used to strive for in mass'.

If you enjoy being able to close your eyes and have the music take you on a journey than I can think of no better album for you. The music here is so rich that your imagination won't have to work at all. Amenophis is an experience, not an album. Was hard for me to imagine that at this point in my Prog journey I could still be blown away by an album but I was ever so pleasantly surprised here. I can't see giving this any less than 5 stars because it is an absolute masterpiece that more people need to discover, own, and cherish.

manofmystery | 5/5 |

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