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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.52 | 2289 ratings

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snobb
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5 stars The most heavy KC album from their seventies! Real rock and real prog!

Now as a trio, the band missed their over loaded constructions, their not often very successful mixtures of prog and jazz. And they got a drive and more clear structure. So, some kind of power trio plus highest level jazz section. The result is what you're expecting: perfect progresive rock of high energy.

Possibly one of the best KC line up recorded this last album of the decade and they put in this music everything they collected during some years of their activities.

I can hear many moments from KC great debut album there, but at the same time, there are some new sounds, which will be realized only in "Discipline"! What a great work!

This album is very popular between KC fans, but some of them don't like it because of it's simplicity and heaviness. It's difficult to comment these points of view, it's more question of taste. As for me, I think after their fantastic debut album, KC first time rich so high point with their music after some years of experimenting and all the line of successful and average albums. Their final work and the best result of first period of activity.

snobb | 5/5 |

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