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Prog Folk

3.70 | 35 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars.

Like many others, I got to know this band through their excellent vocalist, Marcela Bovio, who sang the part of 'Wife' on Ayreon's 'The Human Equation'.

She also does an excellent job here and I enjoy her vocals more on this album than on 'THE' as she probably had a lot more freedom with them on this album. All the lyrics on the album are in spanish and they sound very beautiful when sung by Marcela, not that I understand any of them (although you can see the translations on their website)! I don't find this album that progressive to tell you the truth, but that doesn't make it any worse. The music found here would best be described as folky, melancholic, atmospheric rock which is a great mix and sounds beautiful. My favorite track is probably the first one, Eldalindalë, which has got a really sweet melody and Marcela's vocals really shine here. The instrumentation on this track, like basically on all tracks, is great; especially the guitarwork. They really got the sound right on the album and I've no complaints about that. The album's length is just right too, at about 47 minutes so you don't get bored or anything.

All in all, not quite a masterpiece, but a very promising album indeed. Sounds almost too good to be a debut! It'll be interesting to see what comes of their second album entitled 'This Sonic Landscape' which is in the works at the time of writing this review.

Henkka | 3/5 |


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