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Symphonic Prog

3.76 | 69 ratings

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3 stars A lot of praise has come this album's way from a few well respected people. With the re- release of this and the second album on one CD (2 for 1), more people here will be able to get this album and make up their mind. Is this album really a masterpiece ?

This band from Spain has taken a large chunk with ELPism and added some Ekseption and Trace to the mix. There is also some fusion here and pastorial prog on one song. This makes this album varied...... and confusing. The piece of music where Atila puts themselves pretty close to Genesis is pretty strange on an album which is very much down the ELP/Ekseption road. Most of the music here is long bombastic symphonic prog jams. They are mostly spacy with lengthy church organs and hammond solos. Then we have some Tony Iommi type of fuzz guitars and I wonder what Black Sabbath is doing on this album. The following children choir reminds me a lot about Pink Floyd. A lenghty drum solo also breaks the pattern here. This album is a strange brew, to say at least.

Atila's spaced out symphonic prog jams is both original and pretty run of the mill. Other bands has done the same........ but better. Quality wise, this album is good, but it never rises above good. This album is sorely missing any superb pieces of music, which would had made this album stand out from the crowd. But it is still a good album and I am close to award it four stars. A bit more orginality is what I am missing. But if this is your kind of music, this album is the answer to your quest for a happy life.

3.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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