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666

Aphrodite's Child

 

Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 274 ratings

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Warthur
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3 stars Having sat in the vault for a year after it was recorded and only limping out after the band split up, 666 is probably the album the band is best known for. With Vangelis taking control of the musical direction, the album's concept is - as the title implies - a retelling of the Book of Revelation, with an experimental psychedelic-symphonic approach influenced by Greek religious music at points.

I couldn't put hand on heart and tell you that I think it's a truly essential album - in particular, Infinity is kind of goofy and drags on for four minutes after the basic idea of the track (orgasm sounds and percussion) becomes tiresome - but it's an engaging enough epitaph for the band. Even then, I can't rate it much higher than three stars. The fact is that Aphrodite's Child are probably famous more because of the members' solo careers - Roussos became a very successful pop singer back home in Greece whilst Vangelis became... well, Vangelis - rather than by virtue of anything they produced as a band.

Warthur | 3/5 |

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