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Horslips - The Book Of Invasions - A Celtic Symphony CD (album) cover




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4.00 | 70 ratings

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5 stars If I could give this over 5 stars I would. One of the few if only albums I would say that about in the celtic folk/prog genre (that I have heard). This is a true masterpiece. It is a superb mixture of Celtic, progressive rock, pop, folk and hard rock done with amazing style and great instrument playing that is both intricate, simple and melodic all at the same time. The melodies on this album, for me, are some of the most memorable in progressive folk- rock history. Horslips not only uses organ, drums, bass and guitar to fantastic use they also incorporate fiddles, concertinas, accordions, mandolin, tin whistles, and uilleann pipes into the music yet never once lose the progressive rock feel. Astounding. While Thick As A Brick is arguably progressive folk/rock's best album for consistency of melody over the course of it's whole length, Book Of Invasions by Horslips is possibly the best for progressive Celtic rock. All the songs flow together into each other and while being hard, soft, slow or fast, they never fail to be memorable. One of my personal favorite albums of all time. A joy to listen to!
dalt99 | 5/5 |


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