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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.76 | 106 ratings

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3 stars The Flower Kings aren't the best live band in the world for the reason that they've never been able to settle on a drummer to fit in with their musical style. The jazzy Zoltan Csorsz is easily the best drummer they have had but unfortunately his presence doesn't align with their best studio albums. Marcus Liliequist mans the drum kit here and doesn't do a bad job. Hans Froberg tries to make up for the reserved personalities of the other band members and overdoes it. The stars of the band are Roine Stolt on lead guitar, Tomas Bodin on keyboards and Jonas Reingold on bass, all of whom are superb musicians.

Instant Delivery is their worst live album I have listened to. It simply doesn't do justice to their studio album Paradox Hotel which they are promoting here. There is no audience ambience which could inspire the musicians to higher effort and there are no songs presented here that are as good or better than their studio versions or previous live efforts. Meet The Flower Kings is a vastly superior live album.

iluvmarillion | 3/5 |


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