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King Crimson


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4.54 | 3145 ratings

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3 stars I don't know if it's because this album only contains five songs compared to "Starless And Bible Black", but I find it more focused on recognizable melodies and less on improv.

The title track "Red" is a great rock instrumental. Here the guitar is really in front and plays in an almost metal fashion. "Fallen Angel" is a beautiful soft track - great melody, great vocals. "One More Red Nightmare" is another strong track (and yes the fact that it contains the word "Red" really makes the song look toward the title track). "Providence" is the boring improv on the album - too bad it's ruining the great rock feeling of the other songs (and with a five song album it sure ruins the rating of the album). "Starless" is the centerpiece of the album - four and a half minutes of soft vocals/mellotron followed by an instrumental part that grows again as time passes, starting from minimal percussives and then adding bass, guitar and all the instruments to burst into flame on the main melody again - a great way to end an album.

Rating: 78/100

zaxx | 3/5 |


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