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HÄNDER

Kaipa

 

Symphonic Prog

2.33 | 41 ratings

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voliveira
3 stars 5/10

Welcome to the 80s, Kaipa!

Yes, the Swedish group was also one of those changed their sound with the advent of pop music and the end of the golden era of progressive rock. Probably the output of Roine Stolt had a significant impact on this controversial change. Here they sound like bands art rock / new wave that were emerging in England and the United States dominated the radio (to the horror of prog purists). Seriously, replace the vocals in Swedish vocals in English and by you will not know which is Kaipa!

Although I'm a fan of music this decade and admire the work of those bands I think there hander has its flaws. But no, this album is not crap as they say, in my view. He does not equate to quality of 90125 or Invisible Touch (do not crucify me for that, please!), But not something to throw away. The first two tracks are really forgettable, but the instrumental Regn is a beautiful gem with the spirit of that time and a reminder that Kaipa could still make good music and Med Trasiga Segel also is noteworthy. The other songs... good, they are somewhat ambiguous to me, but I can not change my decision to give a rating of "good, but non-essential" to that album.

Three stars healthy.

voliveira | 3/5 |

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