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FROM ANCIENT TIMES

Ainur

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.27 | 21 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars OK, their debut is very similar to their next year's release, maybe they did it at once and released in this order. Maybe they just got a lot of inspiration (one of the greatest works of literature, Silmarillion I suppose, from which also Marillion draws at least name), I for example though about this masterpiece as the hardest book I know (then I encountered 1984 - hard in imagining it all, finally I've struggled with Zarathustra by Nietzsche and I'm not the winner). And as many others, I also think that it's unfinished (huh ? did I just heard somebody talking about Unfinished Tales ?) work and could be far better (better than masterpiece, uh oh). What I'm trying to say is that it's big world, completely unique world, set up to slightest details, with its own language, history and actually very well working universe.

These elements works in music too, because there's strange kind of harmony (excuse me, it's new for me to hear music inspired by book) between these two. Yeah, um, it works actually quite easy. I hear this music, first feeling that I'll have to laugh a little bit, but then I say to myself: "Why not, I mean, this works good, even it's not gothic choir, but rather bunch of merry elves singing together songs of joy".

4(-), 'cause they're still working it out. But in a very good way. I like it, I in fact wanted to give it at least (+), but there are gaps. And holes. And empty spaces, deaf parts of certain songs.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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