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FIRST KEY

Amos Key

 

Symphonic Prog

3.32 | 26 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars An ELP feast......

The only release by this German band is a pretty good release, although it has it's major flaws. Style wise, this album is firmly in the synth symphonic prog category. I would compare the music here to ELP, Ekseption, Triumvirat and Deep Purple. The reason for Deep Purple is that Amos Key delivered a lot heavier music than the likes of ELP and Triumvirat. Amos Key is not as one dimensional as Ekseption was. The bass and the drums is also sharing the limelight with the synths on this album. Which is pretty rare for an album in this category. This album is therefore pretty rhythm orientated and catchy. There is even some half-decent vocals here.

So far, so good.

The problem is the lack of any good songs here. Even their version of Fur Elise falls a bit flat on it's face. There is nothing I will remember this album for. It is ticking over nicely in the background while the kettle is boiling and my butler is serving boiled eggs with prawns. That's all it does. I like the sound though so it is a weak three stars from me. But others more into this genre than me may found a good companion in this album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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