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Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 137 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Wallenstein's supposingly best album (and the only one I own) is weird thing. Charmed me with its cover - yes, I sometimes decide with opinion backed only by my impression of beauty of cover art, this time metallic madness of warfare, which kindly accompanies this music - some kind of steel plates with few of them being bend.

Beautiful, that's probably what will you think about when listening this. Melodic, truly symphonic album (keyboards / piano reigns here mostly, through most of the track's length), but without being non-original, without being cheap and stealing here or there, simply fine sound that a lot of bands would envy.

Lunetic starts, as Wallenstein guys likes with keyoards & guitars duet (both being equal in resulting sound). The song is basically one wild ride without rest. But The Theme is more subtle. Mellow piece reminding me Troya's Point of Eruption a little bit.

Tracks are divided here into wilder-calmer-wild-calmest simply.

Manhatten Project is probably the weakest piece here (but it's hard to find weak one anyway), with big part of it being taken by solos on various instruments (holy three - guitar, keyboard, drums). Audiences starts as ballad, but soon turns into good old keyboards heaven (piano actually) with gentle mellotron sealing the track.

4(+), well recommended. It's weird that at first, people were rating this album with 4-5 stars, then after some time, ratings suddenly dropped to 2-3, where they stayed. So who's right ? Probably all of us.

Enjoy this, it's what 70s Prog is about.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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