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Symphonic Prog

3.94 | 275 ratings

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5 stars Symphonic Prog with a new Jazz Fusion twist, thats the kind of prog I like! Karmakanic, the Tomas and Roine project that continued with the remainder of the supergroup's member. So what does the latest addition of this incredible (now former) supergroup offer on this fifty minute album? One interlude, one Suppers Ready length epic, one 10 minute long piece and 3 five minute long tracks. This album shows some of both Nils Erikson and Lalle Larsson's best keyboard work, some incredible production, and some really well written tracks. Does this album have everything a modern symphonic prog album has to offer?

Dot, One minute of weird sounds, cool atmosphere, a quirky way to open an album. 5/5

God, the Universe and Everything Else No One Really Cares About: Part 1, The masterful epic found on DOT. Excellent vocal work, loads of solos, great transition pieces from slow, too fast work, too jazz fusion, and finally to symphonic prog to the likes of Foxtrot. With the additional personnel found on this album add more texture to all the songs in a positive way, including this very epic. So what do I think? Its packed with amazing songwriting, great sound structure, big production, and of course intense playing. I have absolutely no problem with this epic in the slightest, it is extremely well written, and with careful and excellent production. 20/20

Higher Ground, a very Spocks Beard-esc track with a symphonic test. Is this as good as the 24 minute epic leading off this track? No but its definitely worth listening to, just a fun 10 minute track with a Spocks Beard like twist with the, of course, symphonic progressive sound. 8/10

Steer by the Stars, another Beatles track with the symphonic twist, less prog but more psychedelia. A very good track, catchy and soft, well written yet again. 4.5/5

Traveling Minds, this tracks sounds like something that came right out of The Rainmaker by The Flower Kings. Still great but feels like this is song was just written without any new identity. 4/5

God, the Universe and Everything Else No One Really Cares About: Part 2, the second part of the great masterpiece of an epic, the second piece of the puzzle, this end of this wonderful album. I feel this song closes both the epic and album perfectly. 5/5

Total Grade: 46.5/50 Percentage: 93%

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.

ComaEcliptic | 5/5 |


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