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Mägo De Oz


Progressive Metal

3.64 | 39 ratings

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3 stars This is Mago de Oz latest work and it's a mixed bag of their most progressive work to date and their most comercial work to date .Let me expleain why.

In this album you can find their most ambitiuos and most progressive work to date. Songs like "El poema de la noche triste", "El paseo de los tristes", "En nombre de dios", "Aquelare" and last but not least the album closer "La cantata del diablo(missit me dominus)" wich clocks in at 21:11. You can see that they put alot of effort on these songs and specialy the album closer. With this songs and some other good ones ("Diabolus in musica", "Desde mi cielo" etc.) they could have made an tremendous one album work or even a masterpiece! But sadly this is double album with alot of bad stuff in it.

The bad part of this album are the really bad songs (and at times I mean REALLY bad songs). You can clearly see that they where desperate for getting money and made ,IMO, some of their most baddest/ comercial songs. "Hazme un sitio entre tu piel", "La posada de los muertos" are a prime example on how low they got in this album.

There are also some very heavy-metal songs too. It seems that they left some of the folkish influences on there way to record this album. They use more the piano and their guitarist than their violinist and their flutist to make a more hard-edge sound.

Overrall this a like a minefield, you can get a really great album but be careful not to hit the comercial/bad songs on the way through. If you're interested in Mago de Oz I suggest you start with GAIA ,or for the prog metal fans FINISTERRA. For people who want to know how prog Mago can be then check out the songs I listed in the second paragraph.

If only it was a single cd instead of a double album . . .

chamberry | 3/5 |


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