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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.60 | 2991 ratings

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geneyesontle
5 stars The birth of progressive rock, period.

King Crimson were revolutionnary at that time. Everyone to Yes, to Genesis, almost every band on this website stole from them. The mellotron, the lyrics, the multi-part songs, everything. And you have to say that this is one of the best prog rock records of all time.

First of all, "21st Century Schizoid Man" blew everyone's mind. It is one of the first, raw heavy metal songs but at the same time it is jazz-fusion, with the saxophones. "I Talk to The Wind" is so beautiful and so well harmonised. The flute makes this song so magical and so great. "Epitaph" is another masterpiece, so great, with the timphani at the beginning and then one of the most beautiful pieces of progressive rock. "Moonchild" is a little downhill with the ten minute free-jazz style part but the ballad at the beginning of the song is simply beautiful And what better way to end this album than "The Court of The Crimson King". This song created the title of this band but was also the perfect first single of the band.

Overall, this album defined what's progressive rock. My Grade: A

geneyesontle | 5/5 |

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