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Moon Safari


Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 106 ratings

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5 stars Yes!! I've been waiting for this album all this year, and all these years. I remember Moon Safari was one of the first prog bands I discovered and instantly became one of my favorites.

Himlabacken Vol. 2, 10 years after Vol. 1, the wait was worth it. What a great record, the first 3 tracks are killer, maintaining the Moon Safari classic sound, but with some aggressive and heavier moments, like in "Between the Devil and Me", an excellent track. "198X" and "Emma, Come On" are happier, what we love about Moon Safari first albums. I really love the 80s vibe that this album has in general, you can notice that in the first tracks.

We continue with "A Lifetime to Learn How to Love" a beautiful ballad, really calm and peaceful, and then "Beyond the Blue", I was expecting something a cappella, but this song really surprised me, as it has a dark and medieval vibe and a nice orchestration. "Blood Moon" continue in that 80s line, a cool song, before the epic kicks in.

"Teen Angel Meets the Apocalypse". What can we say about this epic masterpiece. Totally different from other MS epics, I think this was an excellent artistic challenge for them, going into more symphonic and heavier moments, with a perfect orchestration.

And after all this progressive extravaganza, another calm song "Forever, for You" more in the old style of Moon Safari, and the closing track "Epilog", another excellent choir ballad, sung in Swedish, beautiful perfect finale, this album may be the best album of 2023.

progrockeveryday | 5/5 |


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