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DEFINING THE LEGACY

Flamborough Head

 

Neo-Prog

3.67 | 61 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars So review of their previous, right after their next. I'm talking about "One For the Crow". It's still quite symphonic (I'm afraid I'll stick with this term, normal neo-prog, like Marillion, Arena is different, so perhaps neo symphonic). Average length of tracks here is about 9-10 minutes, Flamborough Head really can handle longer compositions. Funny thing is that instead (for example) new "The Muse" album, where there is melody creek, which follows path that you want, or at least expect it to follow (but we all do know that these two melodic records has not much in common, don't we ?), here, the situation is different. You, as the listener is treated well, with respect, but you can't predict, where will music go. That's fine I suppose, because musical experience is bigger. Even I have to admit that synths can remind true neo at times. It's difficult to say. As I saw, Gatot named is with quite interesting term, "mellow neo prog", so if mellow is meant as something similar to symphonic then I agree, while some songs are certainly Arena-like, Assassin for example. Vocals are much more aggressive than in "One for...", because of style of singer. Anyway, woman is supposed to have more tender voice, but that's fine. I personally don't like change in vocal post, because guitar style can be emulated, drums, synths, but voice, it's the most unique thing. It's direct human approach, so it can stir the waters.

4(+) for somehow worse than "One For the Crow".

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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