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Bacamarte - Depois do Fim CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.30 | 887 ratings

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3 stars I'm writing this review after hearing the newly re-released edition of "Depois do fim".

Brazilians aren't noted by their patriotic behaviour. I know a lot of my countrymen feels very happy in seeing Bacamarte's first album quoted so high in this site's list of top progressive albums in popularity, but besides the obvious musical quality of this piece I can't see why it's rated so high.

There's little of brazilian folk music in Bacamarte's. With the exception of the guitar introduction from the first track what I hear all through the album is a very good band inspired by Genesis, Yes and EL&P (in some passages). Nothing more than that. It's an achievement for a bunch of musicians from the third world, isolated from the major rock scene (and the original release date shows how far from the then-current music scene they were), but it's neither original nor folkish. Los Jaivas represents far better what would be a latin-american prog sound than Bacamarte and their lecture of the patterns from the symphonic prog giants.

It's really a mystery to me why they are rated so high because I don't believe they're original enough. They're good but not essential. Go to italian prog to find a real apropriation of the symphonic prog classic sound in a non-english, latin trend.

moodyxadi | 3/5 |


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