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4.13 | 106 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

Well after the ultra-derivative, but nevertheless good debut album Aurum Nostrum, was Sinkadus going to shake its clone etiquette, while retaining a rather flattering retro-prog sound? Looking at their sombre and cold artwork; this was anything but sure.

And indeed right from the first note of the opening track Anglamarks Bane, you are plunged in the world that Anglagard had you plunged into, a world full of melancholy with flutes, cello and trons of mello. A bit too much really, as this album is like a cake where over 90% is either cream or icing. Two tracks are instrumental, but unfortunately, this does not seem to change much Sinkadus' way to write up and free themselves from the trap they set up. If the songwriting is more interesting on Kakafonia (their shortest and the highlight, IMHO), and on the whole over the whole album, it is simply too few and too late, something they will involuntarily confirm by never releasing a third album.

Don't get me wrong all the right ingredients are in and I should love this kind of stuff, but not wanting to fool myself (or my fellow progheads), this is the kind of retro-prog that brings absolutely nothing new, even if pleasure is still there and this album being intrinsically superior to its predecessor, one must be discerning aesthetic proghead and forget the fast food and concentrate on the more gastronomic meals.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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