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Gandalf's Fist



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The Jester
5 stars Review #117

Gandalf's Fist are not getting older; they are just getting better!

I found out about Gandalf's Fist with the release of A Forest of Fey, and I have been following their releases ever since. I thought that they reached their highlight with the release of The Clockwork Fable, but I was wrong. After the - very ambitious - Clockwork Saga, I was really curious to see what they could do next; and to be honest, I was sure that they would release a 3rd part of The Clockwork Saga. Again, wrong!

Widdershins is their brand new album, and I can see now that this is the highlight of the career! Well, until the next one, perhaps!

The band sounds better than ever, their technical and playing skills have reached a very high level, the compositions are superb, and the overall feeling is that Widdershins is a very well made and really professional album. I should also mention Keri Farish's performance, which is absolutely stunning on many occasions, and adds a lot to the album's overall feeling.

I won't get into details for each song separately; there is no reason for that. Each song has something to offer to the listener and it's up to you to discover them and chose your beloved ones.

Speaking for myself, these are the ones that I picked as the best ones: Sacrament, Widdershins, Dreamcathcer, Wisp, Wichmonger and of course the absolute 20-minute-long epic of the album; Cave.

Congratulations to Gandalf's Fist for this truly wonderful album! Ths is a top class album, and Top-3 album of 2022 for me without a doubt! Now I cannot wait for the next one, because this time they raised the bar really high! My Rating: 4.5 Stars.

The Jester | 5/5 |


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