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HYBRIS

Änglagård

 

Symphonic Prog

4.41 | 1175 ratings

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Neurotarkus
5 stars The first time I listened to Hybris, I was somewhat unimpressed, and found it boring. However, after many, many listens, this album did more than just grow on me- it completely took over my music-listening habits- any moment not listening to Anglagard was a moment sadly wasted! Though the five star rating gets thrown around a lot, I can honestly say that this album deserves it and more, and is definitely one of my five favorite albums ever.

Anglagard's sound has been compared to many other bands- mostly Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, and Cathedral- though my definition of Anglagard's sound is; Genesis with Chris Squire attempting to emulate King Crimson's style, however there is more under that- flute reminiscent of Jethro Tull, a dark, melancholy atmosphere evocative of Pink Floyd circa Animals, and a maybe a hint of ELP thrown in here and there. However, there is one thing that especially makes this band unique, and that is the cold, wintry Swedish sound they incorporate. The music manages to be so accomplish so many moods in the alternating loud and soft parts- from cold and misery to warmth and happiness, from fear and uneasiness to peace and freedom, Anglagard's music is very emotional. However, all the praise I and others can give to Hybris will never do it justice- the only way to know and feel the music is to listen to it! This is an astounding effort by an excellent band, and deserves a place in the collection and heart of any prog fan! 5 stars, 10/10, perfection!

Neurotarkus | 5/5 |

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