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BEYOND EXPRESSION

Finch

 

Symphonic Prog

4.19 | 84 ratings

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EMinkovitch
5 stars What a fantastic prog band these guys were! It's a real shame they were utterly unknown outside their own country. They are a progressive rock fan's dream band - they have it all - the instrumental super-skills, the ability to construct complex, lengthy, highly melodic, symphonic pieces filled with every progressive device imaginable. Their mastery is accentuated by the fact that their music is entirely instrumental, which forces musicians to stretch their expressiveness and inventiveness to the limits, since they do not rely on vocals and lyrics. Their masterpiece is the 20-minute epic of epics, Passion Condensed. What a monster track that is! Everything that is great about symphonic prog can be found in it. In the middle of the piece is one of the most drop-dead gorgeous keyboard and guitar passages I've ever heard, interrupted by a furious guitar improvization before it resumes again. The chords are simply breathtaking. The piece begins and concludes with some high- power all-band acrobatics which include the main theme. The other two great tracks on the album are just as inventive and melodic as Passion Condensed. I consider this album indispensable because it is one of the most pure and archetypal examples of symphonic progressice rock that I have ever heard. All that without a lead singer!
EMinkovitch | 5/5 |

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