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After Crying


Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 100 ratings

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3 stars AFTER CRYING's 6 is a great album and a very strong follow-up to "De Profundis". Most of the music is written by Balazs Winkler and Peter Pejtsik and as you would expect is largely orchestral in nature with solo accents. Every one of their albums seems to be so carefully crafted as with "6" being no exception. This concept like album is made up of 5 parts with 2 being quite epic in nature and all drawing on the strength of each other. The music on this album is definitely ever moving and will keep your interest time and time again. The album is very well recorded with some incredible orchestral moments juxtaposed over deep cello, flute, guitar, bass, drums, synths and trumpets to name a few. One track grabs a snippet direct from KING CRIMSON 's "THRAK" album making a musical reference to "Dinosaur". The first epic piece, "Panem et Circenses," is a 29-minute, 6-track suite. It draws for inspiration on KING CRIMSON's "Cirkus" (LIZARD) , "THRAK" and ELP's "Karn Evil 9" "(Brain Salad Surgery")... IMHO this is arguably their most powerful track they have recorded. The second epic "Farewell to 20th Century" is a 27 minute suite with some incredible musical variations and progressive leanings. The album concludes with the almost 11 minute "Tribute to Keith Emerson". Lyrics on this album are sung mostly in English and done so with great effort and not sounding overly "Out of native tongue'ish". This is closest to classic CAMEL but it is still AFTER CRYING. Fans of symphonic progressive will love their mix of classical music and full-blown rock arrangements.
loserboy | 3/5 |


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