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The Enid


Symphonic Prog

3.63 | 20 ratings

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3 stars I don't know if this is a prog rock album in the whole words sense. This is an orchestral live album, all instrumental, plenty of fine melodies. You can hear drops of electric guitar in the middle of pompous Wagnerian feeling or sometimes soft classical music arranges, and if for you doesn't matter the typical progressive rock sounds and enjoy good music forgetting the genre, this is a nice option. Another bands used a symphonic orchestra like an essential part in some of their stuffs, like (I remember right now) PROCOL HARUM's "Live With The Edmonton Orchestra" or DEEP PURPLE's "Live With The London Orchestra", but while PH conserved a very progressive sense in that album, and DP continued being a hard rock band in that double cd, THE ENID's "Live At Hammersmith", instead, isn't a real rock work. I heard similarities with the MIKE OLDFIELD's "The Orchestral Tubular Bells" style, and anyone who enjoyed MO music in that vein, surely will find in this THE ENID stuff a delicious dish.
Marcelo | 3/5 |


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