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NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN

Fireballet

 

Symphonic Prog

3.46 | 63 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Fireballet is an underrated american band from mid '70's. They released only two albums, one of them is this one entitled Night on bald mountain, this would be the first one from 1975. A pleasent surprise for me, after I saw how low rated are both albums, specially the second one. Well we not talking here about some masterpiece or something close, but a very pleasent and enjoyble album. Fireballet are influenced from the british masters like Genesis and Yes . Genesis come in mind when I'm talking about this first album and Yes. Arrangements almost like on these bands, some of them I swear are from Genesis ( Nursery cryme era or Foxtrot) ex is the piece Atmospheres, american aswer to Genesis, and Yes, specially at choruses. The music is far from being bad, but is not realy special either that some of the rewievers consider this album to be, ok is well played and has it momets, but something is missing. Symphonic prog is all over the album, but is not so consistent like other american prog albums from that period. All 5 pieces stands as good for me, one of them , the title track is over 18 min of symphonic journey, the rest are ok. So, I will give 3.5 stars, and because I'm a symphonic lover among other subgeners and above all this album is not boring I would give another half star, so 4 stars, but is less intristing and catchy than other 4 star albums that I've given here in prog archives.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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