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Quaterna Requiem (Wiermann & Vogel)

 

Symphonic Prog

3.91 | 44 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars I know, this album seduces to give it full rating, because of, how Prog-Jester said, pure melody and emotions. That's completely true, I can't imagine how deaf, or cold-hearted one would have been to resist this kind of music and not be affected at least partially.

Even you wouldn't guess prog rock from hearing first part of first track, Ramoniana, because it's in fact classical, acoustic guitar played song, as these which Andres Ségovia played. And the rest of them is different, very, very different. This is symphony, true meaning of symphonic rock, I mean classical instruments (just one, violin, but you can be sure it can be heard a lot), or at least classical sounding music together with rock, or in the other words, original description of symphonic prog.

Maybe it sounds strange, but I hear bass guitar all over the place, trying to reach first place of your most loved instrument here, but of course, 1st is far, far away, with violin sitting here and spicing this tasty music food flavour.

4(+), because few flaws, some inevitable, others made by accident. There are calm parts, where not much is going on. I know, it's part of long compositions and can't be separated, but still, it's here. And other things, well, here and there, not so big ones. Maybe I'll give more after few listens more will pass bye. But I'm aware that as all classical influenced prog albums, even this can fool one to give 5 star masterpiece rating just because of it.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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