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Symphonic Prog

3.03 | 11 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars Great to notice that Prog Archives is adding more and more smaller and unknown bands. Anabis is German band that made three albums between 1980 and 1988, this one is my favorite and pressed on red vinyl with a 'fold out cover' (those good old days!).

1 - Alles in eines Hauses Leben (6:15)

This catchy and alternating track features a dynamic rhythm-section (inventive drums, powerful bass sound), strong and expressive German vocals (funny lyrics), great guitar soli (from sensitive to fiery and howling). A very convincing starter!

2 - Ich will (5:33)

The intro features spectacular synthesizer runs, then a propulsive rhythm with strong vocals, this man gives every track an extra dimension! Halfway we hear a sensational synthesizer solo and then enthousiastic interplay between the vocals and a fiery electric guitar.

3 - Die Rosa Brille (4:45)

A mellow, bit dreamy atmosphere with soft vocals and twanging guitars. Slowly the climate becomes more bombastic with a sensitive electric guitar solo. This song has pleasant echoes from mid-GENESIS.

4 - Der Kritiker (4:22)

A mid-tempo featuring dynamic and powerful accellarations with great soli on synthesizer and harder-edged guitar.

5 - Genethiker (4:15)

Another dynamic mid-tempo track with strong vocals (cynical philosophical lyrics), a sensational synthesizer solo and a short but exciting guitar-synthesizer duel.

6 - Das Zünglein an der Waage (17:08)

The intro from this final composition features wonderful mellow synthesizers, a bit spacey with fat and spectacular sounds. Then twanging guitars and a cheerful, catchy rhythm with pleasant synthesizer runs, fiery electric guitar licks and again strong, expressive German vocals. The atmosphere sounds dynamic, due to the great rhythm- section and fine shifting moods, from mellow with twanging guitars to bombastic with strong work on guitar and keyboards. This is the most symphonic (mid-GENESIS inspired) track and in my opinion Anabis at their pinnacle.


erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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