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THE RAINMAKER

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.48 | 336 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars I really thought this album was going to be a wee bit average (but an average Flower Kings album is better than most crap that people make), but it really wasn't, it was just so good, it captivated my heart strings from the first listen.

This I believe is when the King's really honed in on all their good qualities, and putting their slightly weaker ones to be, basically making the songs more melodic, catchier, and letting Hasse sing a fair amount of them.

This album is also quite dark compared to their other albums, and has some werid old pervet sounds now and then, but it doesn't take away from the splendour of the songs themselves.

1. Last Minute On Earth - That main riff is just amazing, quite dark for these guys, but so powerfull and rocking. This song overall is just amazing, and it is rather cathcy and very powerfull. 10/10

2. World Within A Heart - Very ballad like, calm and soothing and quite cathcy. 9/10

3. Road To Sanctuary - The most "prog" song on the album, it being nearlly 14 minutes long. Very melodic with some amazing instrumental work. 9/10

4. The Rainmaker - A very atmospheric instrumental, that has a thick texture throughout. The build up is intense. 10/10

5. City Of Angels - My favourite song on the album. Very catchy, and the ending is very beautifull. 10/10

6. Elaine - The lyrics are very stupid, but it is a nice wee catchy song. 10/10

7. Thru The Walls - Reminds me of 80's King Crimson. Great song with some rather odd lyrics. 9/10

8. Sword Of God - What a rocking song. Quite heavy and very catchy. The lyrics are quite Old Testament. 10/10

9. Blessing Of A Smile - The Rainmaker II basically. 10/10

10. Red Alert - Short and sweet. 10/10

11. Serious Dreamers - An amazing ending. Some amazing jazzy instrumental work. 9/10

CONCLUSION: So far, this is their strongest album. A real modern masterpiece.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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