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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

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Thufir Hawat
5 stars There have been a lot of reviews for this album and basically the most people have said: you either like it or you don't like it. I say: how you can not like it you own this album it is not only one of the first prog albums but also it is one of the first Metal/hard rock albums ever made. The best song on the album is 21st Century schizoid man Mirrors which is a ground braking song for many genres and it also features a famous riff used by many bands, including Yes on Heart of the Sunrise. The guitar solo by Robert Fripp is pretty cool and strange.

Epitaph comes in second and it is memorable for its emotional vocals sung by bassist Greg Lake. Moonchild drags the album down for some people but I like it the. Ending 9 minutes after the vocals is better than most think. It is similar to stuff they did later in Lark's Tongues in Aspic and Starless and Bible Black. I wonder what King Crimson would have been able to achieve if the band had decided to stay together. It would have been good but if the band had stayed together but on the down side there would have been no Emerson, Lake and Palmer.Whether you like it or not in the Court of the Crimson King is one of the key albums in the development of prog and metal and it is very good. Red, Larks Tounges in Aspic and Islands are on the same par as In the Court of the Crimson King so they are also worth having.

Thufir Hawat | 5/5 |


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