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SEVEN

Magenta

 

Neo-Prog

4.08 | 242 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Smooth and elegant

Magenta is a british neo prog from this decade who were at the peak when this album was released almost 5 years ago. Seven is their second album and better, at least to me then the predecesor. Expectations were high, and they did no wrong here and Magenta proves that they are among the best in this genre for sure, they did a great job here. Combining very well the neo with symphonic elements in a great variety and superb song writting. The album is as anybody who reviewed this album saw and here about the seven deadly sins. The music is something from Yes (drama period) just listen to opening track called Gluttony, on instrumental passages I swear I'm listning to Yes that era but with a modern sound and some Renaissance passages are to be found here specialy on Lust. Ok they are influenced by this bands but Magent doesn't copy for sure, they have their own style and a damn good and precise after all. The voice of Christina is the cherry on the cake here, very smooth with a nice and warm range, she fits like a glove in this kind of music, excellent performance and for sure better then on any album she was involved. The music is very pleasent from warm passages to a more up tempo and with excellent musicianship. The atmosphere and the sound overall is realy something that must be apreciated by me and by anyone who was intrested in this release, because, this album is one of the most pleasent experiences I've met in this subgenre. 4 stars easely, not quite 5, because some parts are a little too mellow and too long, but 4 solid stars and an excellent addition to any collection. Their best album without hesitation and why not one of the best of this decade in neo prog field. Recommended.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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