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3.81 | 67 ratings

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3 stars After their raw, but heavy on bluesy electric guitars, with some psychedelic flavour, début second this Romanian band's album is a real folk-prog opera. Sound is transformed to more acoustic , with many epic ballades, Romanian folklore is much more important in whole mix.

I believe to get the full impression of this album you must understand the language, because it looks lyrics are very important component there (as in many epic musical works). Another important component of the album's sound is British folk.

Unhappily, ambitious project doesn't have enough diversity or dynamics to be attractive during all his content. After few first compositions you start feeling as listening one long and often repetitive ballade with many folklore elements (incl. characteristic folklore vocals).

Possibly, for real prog folk fans this sound is more interesting, because it's full of original folklore instruments. For me, the listener who could be attracted by folk as much as it is just a nice spice to real prog rock sound, rock component of this album is really not enough for keeping attention.

Still great bass line and small but pleasant Balkan violin, rare electric guitar soloing and common authentic atmosphere though. My rating - 3+.

snobb | 3/5 |


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