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Saecula Saeculorum


Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 52 ratings

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3 stars Made in Brazil.

The first minutes of this album starts out as an Mahavisnu Orchestra album and I am starting to wonder if I put the wrong CD in my CD player. The violins here are pretty jazzy. But the music enters a more familiar territory after a while. The opening track, the title track no less, is pretty jazzy because of the violin which drives it along from a to z.

The rest of the album is pretty much in the Renaissance, Nice and Yes area. It is heavy influenced by the classic composer Handel in addition to bands like PFM from the Italian scene. The sound is pretty open though. The main instruments is the violin, piano, keyboards, the pretty good vocalist and the bass. There are some guitars too and off course the drums.

The quality is pretty good throughout. Saecula Saeculorum had their own style and this album is an odd one out in the symphonic prog scene. Unfortunate, the songs are not that good though. I find them a bit stagnant. This album is also over-saturated by the violin. The vocals could had been better and more in the foreground in the mix. But it is still a good album.

3.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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