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Symphonic Prog

4.40 | 614 ratings

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3 stars TOO comfortably prog: 7/10

Often modern bands play odes to progressive rock, but almost as a mystic and distressing law of nature they sound like cheap imitations or uninspired covers of the prog's giants. Yet in 2017 a massive Scandinavian storm called Wobbler blasted the skies of the prog world and poured delicious symphonic nectar called From Silence to Somewhere over all continents, quenching the thirsty fans of the genres with an album that successfully encapsulates and homages the genre's heyday. It has it all: symphonic melodies and arrangements, dynamic and Mellotron-tainted instrumental breaks, folksy pastoral interludes, long compositions. The rejuvenating rain the inhabitants of Progland were all craving for. So, if too you are a fan of symphonic prog on withdrawal, Wobbler's holy water is the medicine you're desperately requiring.

But the issue is... I'm not a fan of symphonic prog on withdrawal. And I felt From Silence to Somewhere to be severely underwhelming.

There's nothing I haven't heard before in here: symphonic melodies and arrangements, dynamic and Mellotron-tainted musical interludes, folksy pastoral interludes, long compositions; all factors of a consecrated musical formula. There is no audacity to go further than the established frontiers of their genre, and Wobbler's musical output sounds like a safe, unadventurous journey. That's not inherently an issue. Sometimes people yearn for familiarity and there's nothing with assembling a product to tackle that market. But I'm not part of that market. So three stars from me.

(And, as far as ProgArchives' rating is concerned as of now, a rating of 4.45 and 19th place feels absurd.)

Luqueasaur | 3/5 |


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