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Collegium Musicum


Symphonic Prog

3.60 | 48 ratings

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5 stars First live album from this outstanding band. MARIÁN VARGA is a fabulous organ player and their covers of some classical music to rock and fusion are incredible. Their sound is closer to ELP, but a little more jazzier. Not less virtuoso than EMERSON, FRITZ or VAN DER LINDEN, VARGA deliver us music full of breaks, jazzier and classical parts, and otherwise, drums and also bass solos, as the ability of HÁJEK is very noteworthy and the bass lines played by FRESO are quite strong and enjoyable, in the vein of CHRIS SQUIRE. I don't know if they were the Czeschoslovakian answer to ELP, because they appeared at the same time, anyway, I can find some small similarities with THE NICE, but overall, I think these guys could play very nice music and their style is rather unique. Much more original and spontaneous than TRACE or TRIUMVIRAT, that's why they are one of my favourite bands. Rather precious and unique. Five stars.
Melos | 5/5 |


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