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FADING BEAUTY

Faithful Breath

 

Symphonic Prog

3.12 | 26 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Good symph prog from Germany.

Faithful Breath has had a very strange career and output. This is their debut album. It was followed up by a pop-rock album which was as far removed from the symph prog on this album as we are from the planet Mars. That album also gave them a huge hit single. Then they finished off with three heavy metal albums with viking helmet and a high party factor. Albums which is as far removed from their second album and this album as we on our planet is from the planet Venus.

In short; this band is a nutcase. Being a Faithful Breath fan must be like being an inmate in a mental asylum. Oh dear me.

Back to this album which contains spaced out symphonic prog. Unfortunate, some of this stuff here reminds me about the first two minutes of Spinal Tap's epic Stonehenge track. In short, well over the top dramatic melody and vocals lines which only provokes laughter. But those melody lines, which is not that many, is also mixed in with some really great keyboard runs. Most of the music is hymn like too. Well, this is three hymns in fact.

That makes this such a good album too. The spacy Hammond organ is a joy to behold. The vocals is good too. The same goes for the sound and the guitars. My only complaint is that the three epic songs has no variation and is a bit samey. The songs are not that great either. But this is a very good album which comes with my recommodation.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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