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SEVEN SECRETS

Fruupp

 

Symphonic Prog

3.16 | 89 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars In my humble view, Seven Secrets is a big step in the right direction from the debut album.

The opening ten minutes moves Fruupp some miles in the direction of the territory occupied by ELP and those classic music inspired bands. Johan Sebastian Bach and Joseph Haydn looms large in that landscape. Fruupp are flirting with them. Then they move into a more familiar landscape again. That means some Genesis and Yes adolation. That and some folk rock. The main impression is that this is a pastorial symphonic prog album with a very warm, organic sound.

Fruupp manages to carve out their own identity in this landscape. The vocals and the instruments sounds good. The songs are very good indeed and that's the big improvement from their debut album. This band just needed some good songs and Seven Secrets delivers. Elizabeth with it's Haydn rip-off is actually an excellent song. The opening song Faced with Shekinah is a Johan Sebastian Bach adolation, skillfully adopted as Fruupp's own piece of music. The rest has some good pieces too. But Fruupp falls short a couple of times. Which is a shame. But the overall feeling I have about this album is very good and I like it a lot. I am going against the rest of the reviewers here and I am giving it four stars. This on the quality of the songs alone.

4 stars (barely)

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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