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Secret Green


Prog Folk

3.82 | 13 ratings

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3 stars Enjoyable at low dose.

The neo-troubadours are a cute breed: pantyhose, lute, hydromel in a brass cup, a feather on the hat and a song in the heart. Althrough an album like Wake the King, you could hit the skip- forward button due to the lenght time a song needs to settle in. Takes forever!

To buy (and enjoy) a record like this one, you need to be a fan. So oye oye to those medieval cravers, this one is for you. For the others..er...like me, once in a while is enough. But sometimes, I need a fix of rescue-the-damsel-in-distress music, this is a good choice. You have that single-coil guitar pickup solos Malmsteen style in some places, and a realistic medieval theme all the way, not much shortcuts towards any other style than metal perhaps.

If you like the courtyard of King Arthur music style (menuets and quadrille), this is a good choice but without the goth attitude (Moon Concerto, ahem ahem). Definitely not music to headbang on! Try also Octopus from Gentle Giant or The Incosolable Secret disc 2 from Glass Hammer.

Ye olde style delivered with melody and care.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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