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UNIKORN ON THE COB

Land Of Chocolate

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.60 | 7 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Land of Chocolate is a very intresting band from USA, releasing so far two albums, first one named Unikorn on the cob issued in 2000 is an excellent example of how must melted the diffrent subgenres of prog. Here I find passages from eclectic most of the time remind me of Echolyn period, jazz fusion and even prog metal here and there, the result is a great one, belive me. The band was formed by Jonn Buzby of Finneus Gauge, and Jordan Perlson of Echolyn, both great musicians who left a trademark on these albums. The music is quite complex, even all pieces doesn't goes above 6 min, no problem with that, the musicianship and all passages are well performed with plenty of good moments. The music sometimes is very dissonant and complex very similar with Gentle Giant in places with a good doze of jazz fusion and elements of prog metal very same with Dream Theater (Scenes from a memory era for ex) - Upping the Ante is a perfect match. The opening track Musical Findings is an instant likable, very good are the vocal parts, great opener and the albums goes like this on entire pieces. Definetly a grower for me, I begun to fuly apreciate only after 2-3 spings, but after that I like it a lor and is their best out of two. Great druming aswell, very precise drumer, who has some fine chops, not to mention guitarist who does an outstanding job here. Little under rated band, not many knows abot them and for sure needs a far better view, this album is a perfect example of how great this band was and still is in prog circles. Fans of prog music might give this band a try, both albums worth it. 4 stars to this one and recommended.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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