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SEPTENTRIÓN

Anima Mundi

 

Symphonic Prog

3.54 | 61 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars The debut album from these Cuban masters of symphonic prog.

The album has recently been made into a free download from their homepage. But I have had it for a long time and have had this review on the backburner for some week. But it is nice to promote one of the best free downloads in the prog rock world these days. Hopefully, this album & band will get a lot of new fans now. I also did an interview with the band 18 months ago and the guys in this band is super guys who deserve our support.

Listening to the opening track, I almost wonder if this band is from Scotland or Ireland. The bagpipes and flutes is dominating. Then the Spanish vocals kicks in and we are back in the real world. But there is no denying that this album has a great Celtic music sound. That and a lot of British prog rock influences. Both symphonic prog aka Genesis and neo prog aka Arena and Pendragon. There is even some ELP influences here. Anima Mundi uses classical music like ELP used it. They also use rock and pop music like Arena used it.

The result is seventy minutes full of great melodies and spicy details. The vocals could had been better. But the rest is superb. This album lacks a killer track or two. But this album is still a great album well worth the kilobytes or even the price when buying the album.

I am really impressed by this album. I am sure the feelings will be shared when more and more download it. In short; get this album.

4.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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