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4.58 | 88 ratings

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5 stars Being a collector with special interest in progressive rock, and after having listened to more than 100 albums of progressive rock through the last 20 years, I find that Magma and Theusz Hamtaakh is one of the most important contributions to progressive rock as a musical style.

Any fan of progressive rock, and even anybody with an interest in musical history, should get a copy of Theusz Hamtaakh, especially the 1974 BBC London recording of the first movement is fabulous.

This is really 70's music, and the spirit of the 70's is all around in this magnificent example of how progressive rock masters were thinking back then.

It is also a frontrunner example of falsetto vocals used in hard rock, extremely heavy drums and bass, the repetition as a musical building block, and many other features that had its full blossom in releases by other and more widely acclaimed groups and concepts that came later on.

One of the most impressing facts about this music is that it has inspired musicians of so many different styles, from 80's heavy rock to 90's techno, nobody remained uninfluenced by Magma. Since Magma is utterly ecclectic music, it has also inspired composers in combining styles and crossing over traditional boundarys between the cirkus, the concert hall and the rock/jazz club stage. I bet Mike Patton had listened to the track "Aina" from the 1970 release "Magma" before he made the first Mr. Bungle album!

No words can describe - just go and get a copy of this one!

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