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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.91 | 583 ratings

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5 stars The first Flower Kings album I owned was Unfold the Future. This is one of the most impressive releases in Progressive history. Fans of Progressive Music who have not heard this album are desparately missing out.

The album is made by the creativity and variation in work of Guitarist/Vocalist/Composer Roine Stolt. Stolt manages to encompass influences from genres like Jazz, Symphony Progressive Rock, Baroque Classical, and even the occaisional Prog Metal.

The epics include the thirty minute opus The Truth Will Set You Free and the twenty- five minute epic Devil's Playground. It's amazing how many influences Stolt puts in these tracks alone not to mention the rest of this two disc and two hour album. The epics are amazing, but the album is really special because of the song to song quality in shorter tracks like Vox Humanna and Changing Lanes.

Stolt is not the only musical genius on this album, The Flower Kings surely wouldn't be the progressive force they are without the tasteful playing of bassist Jonas Reingold, who is truly a premeire progressive musician who has excellent command of his insturment. Drummer Zoltan Csorz adds to the rythymic complexity with his variant and delicate drumming. Keyboardist Tomas Bodin has an excellent sense of melody matched only by his guitar compain Stolt. Top all of this off with the beautiful voices of Hasse Froberg and Daniel Gildenlow, and the taste wind playing by the sax and trumpet players, and this is a true Progressive masterpiece.

AtLossForWords | 5/5 |


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