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Amon Düül II



4.11 | 443 ratings

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Prog Sothoth
4 stars It would be insane of me stuck in 1970 to not review this monster, except that it does things to me. Messed up things. It's a total freak-out of a performance with some jammin' crazy guitar antics, weird vocals and a dense overall sound that somehow doesn't veer into cacophany. Barely at times. Man, maybe it does on occasion; I'm not sure.

I cannot deny the musicianship involved; there's some killer riffing thrown in here, with some cool basslines to try and make sense of it all. Still, there aint much I can do to give this thing any sort of reference. It's like a bad acid trip captured on vinyl. Psychedelic as hell, yet darker and bleaker than what you'd want out of a trippy experience.

How do I pick a favorite? Ok, I dig the bongos in "She Came In Through The Chimney". Man it gets weird though. What's goin' on? Trying to keep my head together. "Archangels Thunderbird" rips. Gotta love it. Those vocals are out there. It's hard to descibe right now; I'm feelin' a bit off, ya know? Was someone drinkin' coffee at the beginning of "Cerberus"? I don't need coffee right now, bad idea, but I'd dig some now anyways. This music is gettin' to me even more intensely now. Whoa.

"Eye-Shaking King" is a monster. Damn! Heavy as a monolith yet just as freaked out and trippy. What a lumbering BEAST. I'm in trouble. Them vocals, oh man what am I even writing about now? Prog Archives. Yeah, that's it. Keepin' my spelling check in check...not easy anymore. Gotta watch the language too. It's a cool song. Acid drenched guitar up the wazoo.

Them improvisations on the second disc. Pretty messed up, but they aint bad for sure, especially the first and longest entry into some warped dimension. What does that even mean? I shouldn't be writing a thing right now. I need to get out and explore the world ya' dig?

I don't know how I'm supposed to write a clinical review of this album. This always happens when I play it. 1970 album in a nutshell. Trippy like the late 60's but dark and foreboding enough to crush any thoughts of peace and love. Yikes! I gotta get it together.

Forget it. Listen for yourself. I'm a mess at this point. Earth is a long ways away.

Prog Sothoth | 4/5 |


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