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After Crying


Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 109 ratings

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Steve Hegede
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4 stars Well, I've been able to test out several AFTER CRYING albums. Most of them are quite good, except when the band sings in English. However, the thing that really stood out about this band is that, most importantly, they tend to try out new ideas with each new album. So, as impressed as I was with "Megalázottak és Megszomorítottak", that style would rarely get re-visited on later albums. 1994's "Fold Es Eg" is another great album. Listeners will instantly notice that the band, at the time, seemed interested in Keith EMERSON's compositional style. Not surprisingly, about 3/5 of the CD features ELP-influenced compositions, and the guy that stands out on most tracks is pianist/keyboardist Csaba Vedres. But, just when you think that the whole CD consists of ELP-like playing, your ears are treated to what sounds like Hungarian church chanting/singing. Well, I can't really explain it, but it sounds like a combination of Gregorian chanting mixed with BEACH BOYS harmonies. The Hungarian vocals are certainly not the band's strongest aspect, but they are far from horrible; although the Hungarian language might take getting use to. Overall, this is certainly one of AFTER CRYING's best albums.
Steve Hegede | 4/5 |


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