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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

2.60 | 36 ratings

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4 stars With all the Halloween's that have passed, I cannot believe that this album by the legendary keyboard virtuoso "Rick Wakeman", hadn't been released on to CD. True, the movie was as low budget and unappealing as a movie can get, but sometimes artists may have to use a "movie" to set a stage for a sound that the want to explore. Keyboard's work for "Terror" just as Electric guitar works for "Angst". I like Rick Wakeman when he wants to evoke "terror". Let's consider some of his other dark passages. Remember "Jane Seymour" from "Six Wives...", and "Hell" from "Lisztomania", and what about his orchestrated masterpiece "Judas Iscariot" from "Criminal Record"? When Rick shows some of his dark side, he is at his best. Maybe someone has to go up to him, once in a while, and give him a big "smack" in the face and make him angry enough to start writing darker instrumentals again. Keyboards with "angst", that's what we want to hear. Rick got into this religious kick which has really reduced his sinister side. To know God is to also know the Devil. Rick needs to sneak out and spend some time with the Devil. In fact, if the Devil slapped Rick and knocked him down, that would be the best time to send Rick into the studio. What do you think? Rick, perhaps you could talk with some guys from the group "Cradle of Filth", and get some of those dark instrumental themes going again. "Cradle of Filth" have some great instrumentals (but their vocals are undecypheringly horrible). In fact, you know what Rick? Check out "Midnight Syndicate." They have a sound that could easily be the side of you that's missing. In fact, I encouge all of you fans are dark terrifying instrumentation, to check out "Midnight Syndicate". Begin with the CD of "Born of the Night".
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