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EPILOG

Änglagård

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 497 ratings

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Epignosis
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Eclectic Prog Team
2 stars My problem with Anglagard is that their compositions are messy instrumentals. Highly technical and well-performed they are, no doubt, but messy, and impossible for me to follow no matter how many times I try to pay attention. It's all far too haphazard for me to enjoy, and because of that, all of the extended pieces are needlessly lengthy.

"Prolog" This bittersweet opening is so promising, with strings and flute- a cinematic prelude.

"Höstsejd" Haunting organ flows underneath some menacing bass and drum business. Mellotron and lead guitar dance in a slightly discordant way. Much of the middle consists of lighter fare, at times a bit quirky, led competently by bass and flute. As I mentioned, it's a mess, and unfortunately the worst is yet to come.

"Rösten" This pointless track is barely audible and sounds like someone pushing a piece of furniture across the room.

"Skogsranden" Light classical guitar, flute, and piano create a delicate and lovely introduction. It soon turns into a loud and boisterous clutter of musical passages. The long quiet passage is pleasantly melancholic. The conclusion has astringent organ and a chaotic rhythm section.

"Sista Somrar" The atmospheric opening is nice, but barely audible. Predictably, nonsensical harder-hitting music moves in abruptly. Ultimately this is a mixed bag of stop-start composing; nothing flows, and nothing sounds natural. It's forced and disagreeable.

"Saknadens Fullhet" The final two minute track consists of a delicate piano piece.

Epignosis | 2/5 |

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