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Magic Pie


Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 281 ratings

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4 stars Circus if life is the 2nd studio album by #progmasters Norweian band Magic Pie, and I say prog masters because they just do it all and they do it masterfully! Every sub genre is present in their music somehow, sometimes even in the same song without you even noticing it, incredible. Heavily influenced by the 70's usual suspects and the early #progressivemetal scene they know how to flawlessly combine all those elements and produce a unique sound that will get your attention forever, guaranteed!

The album opens with the 45min title track that is divided in 5 parts being the 4th also sub divided in another 4 acts, quite an statement for a sophomore album. An immense track that portrays everything this incredible band is capable of doing. Heavy and very metallic moments elegantly shuffled with melodic memorable hooks, the type you always end craving for more. Superb!

Welcome, Freakshow, What If?, Trick of the Mind (the epic within the epic) and The Clown, what a journey people!

Then there are two more tracks, both again magnificent and non less memorable than the title track, at times sounding out of concept but unquestionably belonging to the whole creation, rounding up the corners and giving a sense of a full circle for the Circus. Pointless Masquerade and my favorite of the two the fun and catchy Watcher of the Waters.

I will insist like every time I talk about this band, how aren't the immense worldwide? Like why don't they have their own plane!? Jejejejeje? I got carried on sorry but seriously, what a great bunch of serious musicians. Hope they release new material soon, I bet it will be their 6th gem! Enjoy!

ElChanclas | 4/5 |


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