Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Novalis - Novalis CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 134 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars I think the second albun of NOVALIS "Novalis" a indispensable item in any serious prog collection and the best albun of this band, I consider also fairly superior to "Banished Bridge" and "Somerabend", albuns which presents the same 4 stars in the P A. The fantastic overture of the first track already leave perplexed the audience with a cascade of keyboards ( moogs and eletric organs ) side to side whit a explosive rhythmic section and a heavy wah-wah guitar harmony and making a announcement of a great disk, .litle by litle the music progress to a serene "intermezzo" where the eletric guitar dictates the melody to lead the sound to a new explosive rhythmic section unlike the first section with a short guitar solo and then returns to the overture theme. In fact this albun is full of this combinations to keyboards and guitars themes alternations ( like in the track 2, which starts like a ballad and changes in a almost martial following by a brief "meditative" theme whit a female voice in an evocation hymn and open passage for a heavy sequence which leading to an ecstasy/delirium the music and finaly returns to the sweet melody of the ballad. The third track is the less creative music and the more short , where the only detach goes to the texture of keyboards melody ( mainly moogs and mellotrons). The fourth track is very simmilar to the first with a except for the initial theme is a very influence by PINK FLOYD ( a space-prog theme), but the rest of the track is amazing and the highlights goes to the "waltz" melody playng by the hammond-organ wich are insert between the guitar solo passages. The fifth track reminds me a lot a ELOY theme and is also a great track. Without a trace of doubt this is a treasure of the prog scenery of the 70's. My rate is, natturaly... 5 stars !!!
maryes | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this NOVALIS review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | — the ultimate metal music virtual community

Server processing time: 0.02 seconds