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3.16 | 9 ratings

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3 stars The third offering from Magnesis.

I did review their first two albums some time ago. Two years ago or thereabout to be more precise. I have just read the review again.

Magnesis is a bit of an oddity in the scene. Their sound is very much like Ange, but they have their own style and goes their own way. Don't be fooled by the references to Marillion. Magnesis is doing their own take on Neo Prog.

Ange has been mentioned as a reference and I can also mention a lot of French symph groups. Magnesis is very much in that French theatrical prog genre. They have not changed vocalist since I complained about the vocals on the first two albums though. The vocals on this album though is great. Eric Tillerot sings with a clarity and conviction I admire on this album. The rest of the music is pretty laid back and based on tangents and guitars. Mostly acoustic guitars, it has to be said.

There are no real great tracks here. Neither is there any real weak tracks either. The overall quality is good and I am really enjoying this album. Or let me add; I have had far worse experiences in ProgArchives than listening to this album. Fans of Genesis, Atoll, Mona Lisa and Ange should take note of Magnesis and this album. A good album, it is.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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