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Prog Folk

3.97 | 115 ratings

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5 stars This is a great album ! The words should be translated somehow into English, because the music is really fantastic. Invocatie is an introductory piece but of such a complexity, including a poem said, with music in background, that makes you really think:] "Fie sa renasca numai cel ce har Are de-a renaste Curatit prin jar Din cenusa-i proprie di sin propriu-i scrum Astazi, ca si maine Pururi si acum" Meaning, as I tried to translate it: "To be reborn only the one that has the mistic talent Has to reborn From his own ashes and dead fire Today, the same as tomorrow For ever and right now" This first long piece could stand together with Shine on you ... Second track goes into the ancient French language about the Unicorn story Third track is the Luck of the Beetle, the only close to rock and roll style giving a fresh breath relief and preparing for the next. The fourth track is about the dolphin, our good friend, and it is a unique song going between balad and progressive-folk Fifth track is deeply inspired from the ancient romanian and european stories about killing the dragon a progressive-hard rock gem Sixth track is a short sweet song, full of athmosphere stating the surprising friend of the yard snake Seventh song is the Calandrinon bird which is the one watching you on your death bed.. great great song Eighth song is another hard rock progressive piece dynamic as the fight between the prince Filip and the moose Nineth song is a great sophisticated piece as the characters in it the mangusta and the viper in their challenge with each other Tenth song is a sweet and bitter love song, like a cry for love of a mermaid The eleventh song is the rock and roll bird and it is coming like a relief after several heavy progressive-folk pieces The twelvth song is maybe the masterpiece of this masterpiece album; it is sung in Macedo-romanian dialect and it is about the final song of the hawk, which is said to announce the death of somebody loved... incredible song The thirteenth song is a mastery of synthsizer and electronic instrumental and comes quite before the end of this unblievable double album.. it means the war of the beasts The last song is the hymn of the Phoenix bird which is known to revive from its own ashes, fantastic piece of music full of sensitivity and making you wish that this great album didn't end. I cannot say only that this is rare music, sensitive and full of energy in the same time. The instruments and voices are crafted to perfection. This group rocks !
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