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Isildurs Bane


Symphonic Prog

2.52 | 34 ratings

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2 stars I have to say that I was quite disappointed the first time that I have listened to this IB album.

Gone is the wonderful symphony of their first album. What is available here is some noisy and jazzy music. Loads of wind instruments, absent musical melodies and a dull feeling overall is what prevails in this work. At least I feel so and I can't prevent to tell what I feel. Being moved with their debut, and not at all so with this album.

One of my preferred part is the melodic '' Sea reflections part II''. At least the listener gets rid of these loud sounds. And even if this track is also a jazzy one, it is all symphony and harmony. I wish more songs like these would be available. The one and only highlight IMHHO.

It is not the attempt to pop-rock with the title track which will impress my ears to be honest. One of the worst here. You know which key to use to avoid this nightmare. You4ll be faced to the second symphonic- jazz track with ''Bilbo''. Very nice saxing work to be honest, but this is far from their original and debut album. Some call this evolution. Still, it is a very nice moment.

The end of this album sounds as it starts: middle of the road jazz music with little flavour. I will be generous with this album and rate it with two stars. Still, you might be inspired and forget about this one.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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