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Pythagoras - After The Silence - A Symphonic Poem CD (album) cover




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3.09 | 24 ratings

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3 stars Arjen Lucassen's debut album, no less.

Well, Pythagoras was not a band he dominated. His soaring guitars is present on two of the seven socalled movements here and I do not think he rate this album as one of his best albums. But we all have to start somewhere.

This is supposed to be a symphonic prog album, but do not get too carried away. This album is as much Genesis clone as I am a basking shark. The music is a mix of space rock, some folk rock, a healthy dosage of symphonic prog, some neo prog and a lot of krautrock. It is not a million miles away from Ayreon though and their fans should check out this album. This album is certainly spacy enough.

The main instruments are keyboards, violins and Arjen's guitar. There is no vocals here. The violins is used for creating a somber mood. The use of the violins here is excactly like My Dying Bride used violins on their more somber albums. I wonder if they got that idea from this album ?

The music is suffering from a bit too much sameness and the lack of variations. The music sometimes feels like funeral dirges and sometimes like the band is on too much LSD and experiences things the listeners cannot hear. But the music is generally good and a worthy listening session or two.

3 stars

Btw. Me too is very surprised that the Pythagoras albums has not been re-released by the many re-releases record labels. They most certainly deserves it and the inclusion of the Arjen Lucassen name/brand should make these investments risk free.

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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