King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.41 | 2174 ratings

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5 stars The Crimson now rock even harder than ever, i.e. to such an amount that defines the band as founders of prog metal, but arguably, perchance. Robert Fripp decided to add crunchier guitar distortion to the band's sound. On a side of that the band brings us a greater emphasis on eclecticism. There are percussion, a violin, and experimental brush strokes in various textures. Expect some poignant and at the same time kitty-cat music like classical-influenced folk, something that sounds like flamenco (or some other sub-style of Spanish music), exotic minimalism, and something that sounds like kabuki, which is really cool. Other than that, if you want real rock music that is melodic and intelligently built, you got it. There are riffs, composed solos, and improvisations abound on this album. Is the element of insanity on this album, as I would usually expect it on a classic prog rock record? Yes. Come and get it. Sorry if I sounded a lot like a commercial to you. I personally don't treat some of my favorite albums as just products for consumption.

1. 'Larks' Tounges in Aspic, pt. 1' - *****

2. 'Book of Saturday' - ****

3. 'Exiles' - *****

4. 'Easy Money' - *****

5. 'Talking Drum' - *****

6. 'Larks' Tounges in Aspic, pt. 2' - *****

Stamp: "Highly recommended." Yes, finally.

Dayvenkirq | 5/5 |


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