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Symphonic Prog

3.64 | 186 ratings

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3 stars Strangely enough and despite of this type of music being my favorite music, this is my first exposure to this Swedish band's music.

Karmakanic is a band run by the bassist in Flower Kings and is regarded as a family member of the Flower Kings family. Something which is pretty evident on parts of this album. In particular on the opening track 1969. But then this album takes some strange twists and turns away from this Flower Kings formula and venture into modern rock, a bit ska and Bad Company like hard rock. Yes, Bad Company. One of the tracks here, The World Is Caving In, could had been lifted from a Bad Company studio album. I thought this sound was totally out of fashion now, but Karmakanic proves me wrong. A not too shabby song, btw. Shabby is what I would use on some other cliche ridden, almost europop sounding songs here. In short, this album suffers, and suffer big time, from being too fractured. It is like an ill conceived family album from last year with pictures of their new car, their beloved auntie's funeral and Las Palmas holidays thrown together on one album. I am all for variations, but this album takes variations too far.

The quality of this album goes from the directly cringe worthy bad Can't Take It With You to the great opening track 1969. From europop to symphonic prog. I am not impressed at all, but this is still a good album. I do recommend using the fast forward button over Can't Take It With You to avoid a far too high concentration of blood in your facial area.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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