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Gandalf's Fist



3.77 | 89 ratings

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2 stars If one excludes the strong Floydian influences that resound on most of the songs, I am afraid that this album has little else to offer.

Most of the songs seem to be designed to build a sedated, downbeat and watery atmosphere, with layers of filtered vocals and effected guitars dictating the overall sound. There are only rare melodic or rhythmical peaks here: most of the songs tend to flow away, pleasantly but uneventfully. There are no great, memorable songs on the record, either - which contribute to the overall feeling of monotonousness that permeates this release. If I had to state what is the most interesting bit of the whole album I would probably choose the trippy instrumental at the end of The Council of Anderson, and its segue into the closing track Assorted Lunatics.

If you are a die-hard fan who would buy anything that is truly and deeply inspired by Floyd, then this is for you. Anyone else may be better off investing their money (and time) in something else.

lukretio | 2/5 |


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