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Magellan - Symphony For A Misanthrope CD (album) cover




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3.11 | 88 ratings

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3 stars Symphony for a Misanthrope is my first Magellan CD. I must say I was surprised by the sound, very symphonic, and the only metal part is in "Doctor Concoctor". Because of what I heard on this album, this is not prog metal, for me, it's symphonic prog.

The record has some good moments, like the first instrumental "Symphonette" (it should be longer). Also "Why water weeds" is the best song of the album, and I must say this CD has excellent vocal melodies, very remarkable. The acoustic "Wisdom", well, it's a good song, as it's the next mini-suite "Cranium Reef suite", which has an excellent intro. The second instrumental "Pianissimo intermission", wow, it's very very good. I haven't got into classical music yet but I think this is excellent, very great piano, well done!!! But the two last songs, "Doctor Concoctor" and "Every bullet needs blood" bring down the album... It's a bit crazy that they made symphonic songs and that pure metal opening riff on "Doctor Concoctor", that is used also on the chorus (I'm a metal fan). The last one reminds me pop music, as in parts of the previous one.

Also, the record is too much sang. It would be so much better if they had more instrumental parts, and there are almost no solos!!!

Well, it's a good album but surely not essential. Reccomended to symphonic prog lovers, and some metalheads would like it.

Rating: 3/5

PD: My english is poor, sorry.

Martín | 3/5 |


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