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PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Mekong Delta

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.46 | 34 ratings

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riversdancing
5 stars Just have a look at the title. What else can I say? The Emerson, Lake and Palmer version of this classical piece is well-known, but have you ever heard the metallic version? Unlike ELP, the German prog/thrash band Mekong Delta performed this magic work of the great Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in its entirety - from beginning to end. So if you know about "Pictures at an Exhibition" that you have learned from the ELP album, then your knowledge is not enough about this magnificent composition. The album contains the compostition twice; the first one is the group version using only the 'traditional' instruments (bass/guitar/drums), the second one is grup plus orchestra (unfortunately the real orchestra is substituted by synthesizers, but it does not affect the enjoyment). What I really like here is the sound of the bassguitar. The mastermind of the band in Ralph Hubert thus the bass plays the keyrole on every Mekong Delta album.

The band is categorized as progressive metal, played prog/thrash, but if you are not into the heavier side of music, do not worry, this is not as heavy as you may expect. Highly recommended for everyone!

riversdancing | 5/5 |

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