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The Enid


Symphonic Prog

3.92 | 54 ratings

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3 stars I am not sure where the border between neo-classic music and prog rock goes. This band is pretty much in the neo-classic music territory..... but still within a spitting distance from prog rock land.

The problem here is that this type of music is pretty light. It is like one of my favorite drinks; white wine with plenty of ice. Which is exactly what this album is. Watered out classical compositions. It is commercial and not particular complex. It is bordering to shopping mall music. Put this album on in your local WalMart/Tesco and the sale of summer food will increase by 5 %. Money well spent for the shop owners. I am writing this review in a 32 degrees (that's 110 Fahrenheit) heatwave and I feel a lot more positive about this music than when I was listening to it for the first time in a rainstorm some weeks ago. I put the album on a backburner to see if I would develop in my estimation like all good albums does. It didn't.

The music is pretty OK with some good tunes. Good tunes and no complexity like for example the music of YES, GENESIS, ELP and those other Godfathers of Symphonic Prog. The music has been packed into something epic and symphonic. But I see through the packing and goes for the core. Which is some nice tunes and nothing more. It is an excellent summer album. So I will give it three stars under some doubts.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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