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MANDALABAND II - THE EYE OF WENDOR: PROPHECIES

Mandalaband

 

Symphonic Prog

3.30 | 34 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Well, since I've first listened to this music, I've became addicted to this music. Same as with Ayreon's first CD, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence second CD, or Metropolis part 2. And Blomljud of course. Sleeping in Traffic and few others. Not all songs I can listen more times, The Eye of Wendor has (very) insteresting part only first half of it, second one is good, but not as good. Then Florian's song has beautiful guitar. Use of orchestra (sounds like that) in Ride to the City is remarkable. Alma's Tower evokes fantasy feeling inside me. Something like Discworld. For me, this album is a jewel. What a terrific fantasy story, I kinda like them a lot. Then little bit worse Like the Wind (vocals, I know, some may like them, but I don't). Then The Tempest, so called filled, but then new day came, very nice one. Vocals are pretty good. Elsethea, song about evil witch starts sounding addictive when he starts singing "hiding...", watch for it guys. Then chorals again, not so interesting for me. After this one we have song about good witch. At least it seems like good one. OK, in fact I've never read this part of lyrics, nor listened carefuly. OK again, I admit, it's about evil witch. And first one ? Who knows. Silesandre is beautiful. She would be, if she could be real. And also brave as hell. "When she must return to her domain, where even the brave no longer set forth." Lament is quite a lamenting, huh ? And Funeral of the King is far more electric, than you could expect. Coronation of Damien, nice end to the story. When I'm listening again tunes of "Dawn of a New Day", I can't help myself but to give it five stars. This is not overblown and hyped, at least not for me, because I've came to this record as a unknown, without no advertisment, no reviews read, strange sounding band which CAN be interesting. And The Eye of Wendor interesting is, indeed. A lot, a very, a super album which I can recommend to everyone who likes soft prog rock, orchestral parts and good, tender vocals.

5(-), there are some parts bad and most of them good. For me, masterpiece like effort.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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