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UNFOLD THE FUTURE

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 411 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
4 stars Wow, 2 and a half hours long, fook me.

Yes, this is alt of material to digest, which does make the album slightly poorer than their other releases, but this album does contain some absolutely fabulous moments.

With a more jazzier direction, and Daneil Gildenlow (another icon of this centuries prog), this album is very interesting, but it does take ages to listen to.

Their seems to be a concept present, but it doesn't really shoot out at you, and trying to find it is pointless, just let the music envelope you.

This album also has another few epics, and one of their best in my opinion.

CD 1

1. The Truth Will Set You Free - The best song these guys have ever made. It being half an hour long, you think certain moments would bore me, but no, incredibly excitng. Everytime I'm near a keyboard, I switch it on to a glock sound, and just play it, non stop. The chorus is also amazing, with some incredible vocals from Hasse & Daniel The live version of this on Meet The Flower Kings is something very interesting to watch. 10/10

2. Monkey Business - Quite groovy and catchy. Nice and poppy. 8/10

3. Black & White - No, not Michael Jackson. This song suprised me. The instrumental sections are just mindblowing. 10/10

4. Christianopel - Jazzy improv instrumental. Reminds me of King Crimson's Moonchild. 8/10

5. Silent Inferno - Another song that is mainly instrumental. Again, the instrumental work is flawless, but a wee bit tedious. 8/10

6. The Navigator - Very lo fi. A nice break from all the craziness. 9/10

7. Vox Humana - This continues on the themes from The Truth Will Set You Free. The vocal work is just beautiful. 10/10

CD 2

1. Genie In A Bottle - No, not Christina Aguilera. Very groovy and quite cathcy. Very rocking as well. 9/10

2. Fast Lane - Daniel's vocals are amazing in this song. The arrangement is also very werid but pulled off incredibly well, because of Daniel's amazing vocals. 10/10

3. Grand Old World - Pretty cool song, again quite lo fi. Roine's vocals are great. 8/10

4. Soul Vortex - Another improv jazz instrumental. 8/10

5. Rollin' The Dice - An amazing vocal battle between Haase & Daniel. 10/10

6. The Devil's Danceschool - A crazy instrumental with some amazing key work. 9/10

7. Man Overboard - Pretty kick ass. Again, Roine shows off some impresive guitar and vocal work. 8/10

8. Solitary Shell - No, not Dream Theater. Another lo fi song. I love how it flows so well. 8/10

9. Devil's Playground - Pretty interesting. The ending is just spectacular. The lyrics are quite odd. 8/10

CONCLUSION: Alot to digest, but it's kind of like indestion, you secretly enjoy it.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |

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