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Symphonic Prog

3.23 | 39 ratings

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4 stars Akacia is almost an unknown symphonic prog band coming from USA. They released so far three album, this is their second one from 2005 named The brass serpent. To tell the truth I needed more then 3 spins to fully get into this album, because their music is complex, lots of changing moods, from mellow ones to bursting kybords parts. The album has only 4 pieces, but one of them, the title track is clocking around 37 min of greatness and special atmosphere.The opening track Postmodernit is wise chosen to open the album for the listner to realise that they mean bussines in this field, is a 9 min long piece where symphonic elements are at the highest level. Everything is well done on this release from the voice, maybe sometimes to mellow for my taste for such music, remind me of all those Spock Beard kinda voices aproch but not bad at all to the brilliant instrumental passages. The longest piece from here is a real journey through all bands most inventive momets, from blistering key passages, intristing guitar works to a much mellower moments to gibe to the piece a certain atmosphere. Well done album, quite complex in moods and progressive elements. Akacia is to little known in prog circles, noticed from low number of reviews and some of them with a low rate, quite contrary to me they are a great band, and specialy this album is desearved to be more known by wider public. 4 stars easy one of the pleasent album listened by me lately.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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