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SPACE REVOLVER

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.83 | 423 ratings

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Menswear
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4 stars Don't believe the hype. That's what the non-commercial-prog-attitude thought me. But, if you never trust the hype, you COULD once in a while miss some super stuff. Like this album, released in 2000.

I must say that I'm impressed by this magnificent opus. It's my first plunge in The Flower Kings and I don't regret one minute that I've bought Space Revolver. It's simply touching. Some songs parts are so catchy, they'd make FM songwriters jalous. There's something that Sweden understood that the other countries didn't quite got. Abba (don't laugh, they were a huge step in studio technology and voice mixing!), Yngwie Malmsteen, A.C.T., Anglagard and this one proves me that Sweden does know great sound and innovation. It's hard to point my finger on it, but it ressembles to the formula that Spock's Beard used in the 90's.

A blend of a catchy rock song mixed with stunning prog interludes. And what talent! Great start with a beautiful voice by Stolt. His voice has the little 'it' that got me instantly. It shows that he loves to sing and he does it above the average. A big round of applause. Sorry but this album is quite thick and I need many more listens to go deeper and keep my prog buzz high. I'm high as a kite folks!

Menswear | 4/5 |

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