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Quaterna Requiem (Wiermann & Vogel)


Symphonic Prog

3.92 | 57 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars OK, where's the rock is the question. When compared to their debut, this is one step back, to the classical waters, but without prog rock, without it it's just good album. If the one of the good things is to find music on which you can put your hat on, then there's another question. Where's my hat ?

As you can see, this album is quite disappointment for me, I expected much more. And it's obvious, because I've listened to "Gravura" recently. OK, there's rock, but in different way, as shown in Fanfare for example. But in this case, classical element is missing. And synths can't emulate it and bring courtyard feeling, full of troubadours on both sides of throne room. And king said: "wait a minute, it's a neo-prog genre, not symphonic song". And he way right, this sounds like some kind of Pendragon. I like Pendragon, but it's almost like a treason to hear it here. OK (number 2), it may be progress, they evolved, moved somewhere else. Or stepped back ? I still don't know.

But there's another problem. More than classical music, this is old music, medieval, renaissance like combined with rock. Of course, much differently than Blackmore's Night do it, but I can feel old times here. Older than old times, ancient times of music, maybe even Dark Ages, but still, I would kill for Aquintha. But in general, even epic in length, but rather dull in sounds, album catcher Quasimodo is like Russia. Vast space, occasionally populated by sounds (people).

4(-) and I don't like doing this. Still, it's fair that way.

EDIT: It's not so bad after all when compared to other similar bands that I know. It's long, very long, but it manages to remain interesting till the sweet end (not bitter)

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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