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BLUE MAMMOTH

Blue Mammoth

 

Neo-Prog

3.53 | 64 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The debut album from this new and very promising Brazilian band.

Listed as a neo-prog band, this band is much more in the AOR vein of the neo-prog spectrum than a traditional neo-prog band. The band rocks it out with a vintage 1970s hard prog sound too. But there are also some more pastoral, reflective pieces of music here too. The song titles gives associations to concept albums and the symphonic prog genre. A very true association it is too. There are a lot of Yes inspirations throughout this album. In short; the sound is vintage 1970s with today's rich and crystal clear sound. A blue mammoth, this album most certainly is.

The vocals is superb, the musicians knows what they are doing. The flutes are a good addition to the usual keyboards, guitars, bass and drums. I wish there had been some more Hammond organs here because that would had enhanced the songs a lot more. There is no doubts this is a very good album. I am missing that dot over the i which would had elevated this album to a higher level. The missing thing here is a couple of killer tracks. But as a debut album, the band should be really proud of themselves. They have landed themselves into an over populated scene and they will find it hard to get a foothold here. But this band has a lot of good things going for them and I will keep an eagle eye on them and watch their every move.

For fans of the 1970s hard prog scene, this album is a sure winner.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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