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Symphonic Prog

3.48 | 18 ratings

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3 stars Another good symphonic prog album from Brazil.

Tarkus has in my view released a pretty generic symphonic prog album. There is influences from Flower Kings, Genesis and Yes here. Add some AOR to the mix and you get the picture. The album is not overly symphonic like The Nice or ELP. It is just middle of the road symphonic prog. Nothing to be offended by if you like symphonic prog. Your bank manager may be very offended though because there is a lot of rather expensive CDs and LPs around in this scene.

In addition to the usual fare, Tarkus also gives us one classic orchestral pieces and some pretty superb flute driven interludes. The music is also drenched in keyboards and solo guitars. The sound is very good and contemporary. The best song is the opening track Exit from Calcutta which has some superb melody lines at the end of this ten minutes long track. The rest of the tracks is also very good. The musicians seems talented and I may even offend my bank manager by purchasing the rest of their stuff. I like this album, but it has some flaws. The lack of identity and a signature killer track is the two biggest ones.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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