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Symphonic Prog

3.87 | 285 ratings

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Harold Needle
2 stars Here is one of the most brutally overrated albums to be ever featured on Progarchives. Tell you what, if you've ever heard an album by, say, Druid, Starcastle, Albatross, Yezda Urfa, Atmosphera or England, you pretty much heard this one too - except it's much more boring.

On "Rockpommel's Land", Grobschnitt proudly wears its influences on its sleeves, but unfortunetely fails to bring ANYTHING new to the table. The middle-late 70's where the time when progressive rock was being heavily developed and explored. Many new progressive paths were (and still are) yet to be discovered, but some bands simply decided to follow the same old, safe style taken directly from bands like Yes and Genesis. The end result is a record that's not all that bad, not all that good neither - just mediocre to the point of being boring. To add insult to injury, it's not even close to the level of the best masterpieces by the "classic" prog bands. There is literally nothing surprising, new or innovative about this album - it was all done before, and better.

For the hardcore fans of 70's symphonic prog only.

Harold Needle | 2/5 |


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