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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 514 ratings

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4 stars Another great release from one of the greatest prog bands of all time.

Many people would disagree with that statement, but look and listen to them, don't they look like a pack of genius'.

This album continued in the quite psychadellic way of Flower Power, but still maintaining their symphonic style.

I do prefer the more melodic and hard rock style's these guys produce, but this is still a fantasitc album.

I do slightly prefer Flower Power, but this one doesen't fall far behind.

1. I Am The Sun (Part 1) - This is an amazing start to the album, and to the epic I Am The Sun. With enough prog to shake a stick at, this is one amazing piece of music. 9/10

2. Dream On Dreamer - Quite a mellancholic, but laidback moment, this is quite a change from the epics, but does work very well. 8/10

3. Rumble Fish Twist - One of the best prog instrumentals I've ever heard. It doesn't come close to La Villa Strangiato, but this does have enough melody and techanacallity to satisify enyone. 10/10

4. Monster Within - Quite dark and a tad eccelectic. Amazing instrumental work throughout. 9/10

5. Chicken Farmer Song - This may sound weird, but this is my favourite song off thi album. I don't know why, I just love the chorus and the vocals throughout. The vocal harmonies are incredibly beautiful. 10/10

6. Underdog - Has pretty cool chorus. Great song with some great vocals from Roine. 8/10

7. You Don't Know What You've Got - A nice acoustic ballad from Hans. Great composition. 9/10

8. Slave To Money - The most King Crimson esque song on the album. Very eccelectic, indeed. 9/10

9. A King's Prayer - Sounds very anthemic, almost like The Flower King's national anthem, or Sweden's national anthem. 9/10

10. I Am The Sun (Part 2) - The best part of the song. Has some phenomanal instrumetnal sections. When Roine say's, "I'm as free as a ...FISH," I nearly pissed myself.

CONCLUSION: Again, not their best, but still a great release. If you didn't like it, then ask yourself one question, could you make any better?

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |


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