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Änglagård - Prog På Svenska - Live In Japan CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.69 | 100 ratings

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5 stars Änglagård is definitely one of the greatest bands, not only from Sweden but in the world and with this live album they have definitely shown all their power.

In 2013, legendary Swedish symphonic progressive rock band, Änglagård played a series of concerts at the Club Citta, Tokyo. Änglagård, now with a revised lineup (only two of the first line-up are still there) , present a unique and impressive take on progressive rock. Small changes in the sound bring a few new timbres without leaving the typical band sound, this constant change from mellotron-soaked melancholy and moderately wacky passages fit into the sound cosmos of the early pieces.

There are two spacious suites from each of the three studio albums and, right at the beginning, a new piece called "Introvertus Fugu part I"- mysteriously sound-painting, determined by restrained guitar sounds, various percussion, flute and light bass beats, before the mellotron kicks in and the number turns into a punchy symphonic/heavy progger. It deviates a bit from the typical Änglagård style, at least in the first few minutes.

The band is very energetic and powerful, especially the mood of the Mellotron. They are under control and bring an incredible rhapsody of complex sounds - virtuoso and complex- playful, melodically carried to tricky and hearty rocking, now classic prog.

Versatile rhythm work, sonorous keys, playfully tumbling electric guitar lines, decorative wooden percussion and many dreamy flute interludes are tightly mixed, rarely enriched with folky recorder lines and jazzy saxophone interludes.

prog_traveller!! | 5/5 |


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