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RED QUEEN TO GRYPHON THREE

Gryphon

 

Prog Folk

4.13 | 441 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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5 stars Gryphon is a very unlucky "prog beast" since their fine repertoire did not assure them enough popularity to continue releasing their own music. Once you listen to Red Queen... you won't believe your ears, as I did! How did is possible a band like this not to have gained a more wide success? We all progressive aficionados know well the circumstances involving bands that, despite, their impressice capability and performances too soo were out of games and, at the same moment, other bands (I won't name them, though...) that did establish their own market place during many years to come!

That's life, after all. And Gryphon is not an exception.

By the way, the structure and the conception of such a concept album, completely instrumental arranged, is really awesome. It could deserve its own place on the PA's top ten. Two impressive and elaborated tracks each side. It is lesser folkish than the previous works and more keyboard drenched.

P.S. It was a very strange thing to find that "Opening Move" reminds me of Locanda delle Fate's album (1977)!

No other words to say about it: 5 stars!

Andrea Cortese | 5/5 |

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