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AURUM NOSTRUM

Sinkadus

 

Symphonic Prog

3.87 | 79 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars Anglagard - complexity - claustrophobia + serenity = Sinkadus

Sweden gave birth to Anglagard in the early 90's and it's a crying shame the band never got further than 2 studio albums. They had everything to make the prog scene ballistic...

Now is Sinkadus the proud successor of the buried Anglagard? Well, yes and no. We cannot talk of a TRUE clone here. First, Sinkadus shares a taste for the Foxtrot/Nursery Cryme period too. But honestly, that's as far as it goes. The rest is not so evident. Sinkadus' songs are more airy and LESS complex. Much less complex. Anglagard was so incredibly tight and aggressive at times it was difficult to see through a song. We don't meet the same feelings in Aurum Nostrum. This record is more on the folkloric side, the story telling about dwarves and hobgoblins and the more relaxed atmosphere. Rarely we ecounter the tragic, overwhelming whirlwinds of Anglagard. Sinkadus takes it's time to breathe and to sing, actually. The vocals are switching between man and woman, which is a good combination for story telling.

I don't think you could categorize Sinkadus as a true follower to Anglagard. Sure the standards has been set with Anglagard, they come from the same country BUT a sense of independence is more showing. It's obviously not the same weight of talent as Anglagard, and they have the humility not to push themselves to hard and making it sound fake. Their strenght is on the mellow, relaxing side of the recipe. This is where to me, Sinkadus scores high marks. Their signature is evident, even though their Anglagard inflences are shown.

A good choice for anybody who wants to get familiar with the nordic folk scene.

Also great for campfires Lord of the Ring style.

Menswear | 5/5 |

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