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3.86 | 94 ratings

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3 stars This album is full of good symphonic parts, especially in the keys department "Argamasilla" or some great flute during the enchanting and 100% "Trespass" oriented "Willowglass".

If you don't like derivative music, I guess that you'd better not listen to this album. It sweats "Genesis" at all time. Well, almost. I wouldn't say that I don't like it, but some forty years after the genuine masters, was it all necessary? I guess not.

The long and middle "The Maythorne Cross" is less catchy though. Little expression, little emotion: just a pleasant juxtaposition of excerpts. No fantasy but symphony. But I'm not really convinced by this number.

Andrew Marshall (the mentor of this "band") gets back to better territories with the title track which is a mellow symphonic piece of music which is quite enjoyable. It holds some lush keyboards, decent drumming and a truly bombastic feeling all the way through.

The epic track is full of "bombasticity" as well. But too much. It is quite elegant but I can't feel any emotion while listening to such a track. In all, this album is pleasant, lacks of vocals to shine a little more and scores no higher than three stars in my books.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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