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ONE FOR THE CROW

Flamborough Head

 

Neo-Prog

3.67 | 27 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars I heard few hundreds albums in my life. Nothing when compared to old rockers, but that's me, I'm young. But I've never heard anything like this. Absolutely (of course, I mean this word. I can explain it more if you ask nicely) terrific. Combination of strings driven (which can of course be just disguised keyboards), flavoured with unique sounds of guitars (every band uses different guitar, of course, some are similar, but this is special).

And interesting sound of main vocalist. As she's not native speaker, her singing gets nice accent, which is not annoying at all. No no, it's refreshing. Same as with entire album, full of symphonic rock. No, only thing which sounds neo-proggy here is piano. Well, grandly spoken, but still, I think that this band has more neo albums, which took them to this genre classification. This is not death metal, this is its opposite. Purpose of this album is to please (hehe, can be reason, why not after all, after long day at work, you could use some good, beautiful music.

Don't expect anything, and by anything I mean really nothing, dissonant, unpleasant, fear bringing and brown trousers making. Of course, a lot of bands are trying to reach this goal, ultimate symphonic album, melody over fear (lack of better words, I depleted them in previous sentence). I know that some people don't like melody and will lower rating to these (actually, I'm not targeting anyone, but statistic science is bi*ch, somebody would always have to be it). I don't do this kind of rating, or system of reviewing. I rate by my ears and brain, it's nice connection which works most of the time.

Many tried to do perfect, melodic album. But almost no one was able to hold melody line through entire album, I mean all the time, without losing quality (it's hard to have melodic things without other ones, like calm interludes, dissonant additions, to enlarge it all). And these are not some cheap ones, those that you heard (again, my usual pattern of 3TH words, "these","those"&"that", sometimes I also add "than" and "then", that would be completely ridiculous) many times.

5(+) for this unique gem, unkonwn symphonic album, which will be remembered a lot (by me). Every genre has its far sides, extremes if you please.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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