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BLACK GARDEN

K2

 

Neo-Prog

3.26 | 52 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars K2 is back again with their second album. If my memories serves me right, I liked their second album. This one though is a bit of a different beast.

First of all; they have got the album title spot on. The songs here are pretty blackened, but still not without organic life. The reason for much of the darkness is Josh Gleason's darkened vocals. His vocals are excellent, but still on the sombre, dark side of the spectrum. The music too is reflective and moody neo-prog. A good reference is off course Marillion. But also the likes of Discipline is in the same ballpark. The songs are pretty epic and long. The main instruments are the usual tangents and electric guitars in addition to bass and drums. The tangents mostly equal synths, with some piano and Hammonds included too. The electric guitars are both chugging and soaring.

The quality of the songs are good throughout. I am a big fan of the vocals here and they are the main positives from this album. My gripes is the rather anonymous songs. They are trying their best, but does not succeed. But nevertheless; this is a good neo prog album well worth checking out.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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