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3.19 | 14 ratings

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3 stars The fourth album from this heir to the French prog rock throne. The one occupied by Ange. Magnesis is in that style, although they are neo prog. Or perhaps, Neo-Ange is a better term.

Yes, they are in the Ange mode and that also goes for this album. But they also implement the 1930s cafe music style as Edit Piaf was so famous for. Add some Marillion type of guitar solos and riffs to the stew and a lot of classical music. Voila ! You have Magnesis on this album.

The vocals are strong and so is the general musicianship here. No gripes there.

There is no denying I am getting more and more into this band as time goes by. On this album though, the neo-prog influences are a bit too strong and this album is short of great songs. But this is still a good album although I would not choose this album if I was new to this band. But anyone will get a lot of pleasures from this album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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