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AFTERGLOW

Wobbler

 

Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 293 ratings

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Bonnek
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3 stars The second Wobbler album is a perfect continuation of their debut 'Hinterland', a nice retro melange of Geneses, Yes, Camel and Gentle Giant spices. The vocal parts, which weren't the best really, have been further cut down to a minimum and this allowed the band to concentrate on writing fluently rocking symphonic material in the vein of Anglagard and Sinkadus before them.

The album is very short, apart from the short folksy pre-, inter- and post-ludes, it mainly consists of just one 15 minute and one 13 minute composition. Both are excellent. I love how the band managed to be creative despite their obvious references. It's probably by mixing those influences that they made it work, it allowed them to forge something 'new' from the known ingredients. 'Imperial Winter White' has a short vocal section that is totally ripped from Genesis. I guess it's a tribute rather then theft so I won't hold it against them, but still, the track would have been better of without. 'In Taberna' is entirely instrumental and offers that typical Swedish (Anglagard) melancholic heavy prog sound with lots of organ, mellotron and flutes.

A short but very consistent album with excellent material. 4 stars for the music, 3.5 because of its EP length.

Bonnek | 3/5 |

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