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THE SUM OF NO EVIL

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.79 | 443 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars Who would have thought that after 10 albums, these guys would have saved their most perfect material after over 10 years.

This albums is just flawless, every song is amazing, so much melody, harmony, ecclectic...basically everything Iove about prog.

This was my first ever encounter with Flower Kings, and I'm glad it was this album that started my obsession.

Again, another secret concept may be present, with the repition of themes.

It's only 6 songs as well, easily digestable.

On the special edition, their are 3 bonus songs, which are just as good as the material on the album itself.

1. One More Time - At around X-Mass 2008, I played this song non stop, on my phone, with the cd itself, playing it on my computer, just anywhere I could play it. This song is what started my love of the band. I can recite this song word for word, time change for time change. It's just such a beautiful piece of music. 10/10

2. Love Is The Only Answer - With an amazing chorus, repition of themes and some amazing instrumental sections, this song proves that these guys are the saviours of modern prog. 10/10

3. Trading My Soul - Quite weird, but amazing nontheless. Amazing chorus and some amazing vocals. 9/10

4. The Sum Of No Reason - Quite dark. This song does have some quite King Crimsonish eccentric moments, and repeated themes, but this song is a landmark in the album. Amazing. 10/10

5. Flight 999 Brimstone Air - An amazing keyboard driven instrumental. 9/10

6. Life In Motion - This song has such an amazing build up, and is some has some of their most beautiful moments. This song always puts a smile on my face. 10/10

CONCLUSION: Their best in my opinion. Buy it now, and revel in it's wonder.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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