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Symphonic Prog

3.63 | 31 ratings

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4 stars Versailles is one of the most intristing french progressive rock I've ever heared so far. With only 4 albums released, they manage to create or re create some fantastic prog like it was made in old school, specially Mona Lisa comes in mind or Ange similarities. Their second album from 1992 named Don Giovani issued at Musea records is a fantastic journey both musicaly and lyrical. The music is very demanding, with lots of keyboards, guitars , drums all over the place, keep all the ingredints under symphonic prog flag. Lenghty pieces, 4 out of 6 are over 10 min, excelent musicinship and above all a doze of theatrical aproch like french masters Ange or Mona Lisa done decades ago. Very nice and intelligent are constructed the arrangements, from nice flute and keyboards passages to more uptempo moments, Versailles done a great job here, better then their first album. Lyricaly speaking this is a real sexual orientated album, very well written album, I needed time to understand what is going one here, because is not an easy album to listen and understands only after couple of listnings. In the end a true jam of an album, quite unnoticed world wide, they are among the best in their field. Very strong and album and my fav from all 4 Versailles releases. First track, Hybridite is a killer pieces, where all the musicians truly shine, like on the rest of course. Recommended band for all those who want to discover intellingent symphonic prog.4 stars easy.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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