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WHEEL OF LIFE

Karmakanic

 

Symphonic Prog

3.75 | 138 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars Man!An album that deserves all the congratulations in the world,because it's someting really of high class!JONAS RHEINGOLD is a monster bass player,a sensational musician and everybody knows the fact that he is an important wheel in the luxurious prog vehicle called THE FLOWER KINGS!Some peolpe,says that TFK is the best prog rock band in the world...The statement is true somehow,but definitelly KARMAKANIC is the little brother of TFK!This album is simply sensational under all aspects,it's almost a revelation and has nothing in minus compared to any of the best TFK albums!DIXIT!Musically speaking it's brlliant and the level of musicianship and technicity of all the musicians in the band is fabulous!A wonderful and powerful sound,a crystal clear production with a special mention for the bass sound- absolutelly monstruous!Technically speaking,the album kills and there are some moments of pure magic here,even the most pretentious prog rock fan will be plenty satisfied,because the guys are stellar in their performances!Goran Edman,the formely YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist is doing an excellent job here,and I feel that the prog register is more then excellent for him,giving the right space for expression for this so talented musician too!More then one hour of pure magical wizzardry and such a componistic diversity,fantastic instrumental songs and long instrumental parts in the middle of almost all the songs,proving that way thet in prog,is essential to be well skilled and competent to any instrument,that's what makes the album is so catchy and attractive from the first to the last accord!It's no wonder or surprise that after this marvelous album -WHEEL OF LIFE-KARMAKANIC have signed with the monster prog label INSIDE OUT!As I said,not even a weak song or boring moments-it's only high quality prog rock made in Sweden in the best Scandinavian tradition and in the style of THE FLOWER KIKGS,KAIPA or THE TANGENT,PORCUPINE TREE..and with serious influeneces from icons of prog old fashin like YES,GENTLE GIANT,GENESIS among others,but with a more modern touch!RHEINGOLD is pure monster bass player and a fantastic composer.4.5 STARS for an album full of wonderful moments of magical prog rock.TOP CLASS!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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