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Prog Folk

4.16 | 547 ratings

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5 stars Heathen witchcraft, brutal crimes, and horrifying persecutions are the order of the day in this incredible album, a progressive folk-rock masterpiece whose pagan/occult obsessions and dark tone would eventually influence an entire genre of twisted electric neofolk performers. With regular borrowings of themes from classical myths and a singer who's midway between a more operatic Peter Hammill and a more strident Peter Gabriel, this should not be mistaken for another Genesis-like pastoral prog album - no, this is a discordant, edgy, psychedelic, experimental masterpiece, with moments of haunting beauty filtering through a twisted perspective on folkish material. A truly unique, truly wonderful album, over a decade ahead of its time, which deserves a second chance. Five stars.
Warthur | 5/5 |


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