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VIGESIMUS

Cast

 

Symphonic Prog

4.07 | 103 ratings

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daisy1
5 stars The 20th album release from Mexican band,Cast,formed by keyboard maestro,Alfonso Vidales,in 1978. Power and Outcome was my album of the year in 2017.They since released Sinfonico live in 2018,and so to Vigesimus in March 2021.Almost 80 minutes of music -10 tracks -4 of which are around 10 minutes long. If you had to compare,I would say early PFM,simply because of the interplay between keyboards,violin and guitar -but Cast have a more symphonic,almost Ayreon-type operatic sound.. Solos are brief and not over extended -the band create more of an orchestrated sound with vocals similar to Power and Outcome. Track 3 The Unknown Wise advise is a representative,complete band sound with brief guitar,keys and a constant violin backing. Manley is an odder track - thinking of ELP but more violin.All in all an excellent album - production is great - I think a contender for best of 2021.
daisy1 | 5/5 |

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