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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

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5 stars In order to begin to speak of this disc I would like to make emphasis that this is one of my favourite bands and of which I have listened more and than with that I mean that I can speak too much well of this disc since I consider the best band of the present time, by more of an aspect, with this I mean that I consider and the volume like a band of high level, for that reason make this explanation. The Hotel of the Paradox is without a doubt some the concept better worked than its double predecessors east without a doubt was made the power yet of the experience that has acquired the band, the different members that have happened have done and left their track in such a way that each band becomes a symbiosis from people, in this occasion is not strange to see this band encarrilada to this his ninth work in study so well that in truth notices happening of the years, like many of the bands that acquire experience can be observed that this already this in one you mature completes, this I say it so that she is robot in production and with members that no longer are apprentices and are not for looking for his you mature if that or obtained it, this work is not I create indeed what it was looking for Sreńor STOLT when I create "Adam & Eve" notices a phase of changes that I see here completed, however if strange a little that flavor that imprimió Daniel GILDENLÖW, with that touch of the dark that characterizes to him, but retaking a little the beginnings and foundations that forged to the band, says to us that the main source of inspiration that I take to Ronie STOLT to create its disc in solitaire "The Flower King" which later as we know it would return but or with that same name and alignment for the formation of band THE FLOWER KINGS, but that reason was "an incentive for the good ones you vibrate, love light and amiability", that they thought many those is things of fag and until in the name of the band, but that foundation becomes good, also brings the reasons to us for its líricas and bases of everything, says: "In a world in where the God of the man is the power and the money I bring alga to them so that they look for the love that there is in our hearts", in the end it is the thought of a man and its love by music which takes it and moves to make that art that as much appreciates some and that to others that does not please by the melosos and tedious which they can be listening to them, in aim a light band that is not more, but with that they have created works full of mystery and the clear dark with an aim it specified more. "Paradox Hotel" begins with which in truth I please me to first "Check In" is the narration type NASA that does of a launching of a spaceship, since the concept is that going to a place to the place where we lived the life, but full of irony, since at the end of the narration the juice of ping is appraised pong representing from the first moment the lucky people which we are to escape and to make to us like alive beings in the planet, that simpleza with which is a so real aspect that it is interlaced with "Mosters And Men" that represents of skillful form that trip of the spermatozoon until reaching the fusion in which [ Loby would be called ] at the moment that operates music jumps to the life and this inside in the Hotel in where constantly it is possible to be felt, where it is learned, where is made badly, where it is obsessed, where fights, where it falls in love and where we lived, a life, it not so narrates generalized aspects to us but if of certain focused way to things that are destructive and degenerativas like the taste to destroy and worse still to enjoy that, of how the freedom and the luxuries that are obtained at the cost of people that is repressed, like a balance seems to be impossible, to finish it says to us as the search and the compression are the ways to follow, of successive form we can spy on each subject and their different messages that in this case to the being a double disc very is varied, the jealousy the origin and its possible solution and the frustration of not facing them, to see us in the sky are graceful almost one vision from divinity that the man was fulfilled, but not always was easy, the blows that sometimes we got to receive from other people or who we give, all that wrath that we let leave in puńetazo, all that impotence of not acting with the mind and of how we must learn to receive them of form reciproca, those dreams that dream up like horseshoes and that we used in the life, of those dreams that become reality without giving account us and that we requested God, as we see the past and we interpreted in the present, as the blue one becomes gray in opening and closing of eyes, badly lasts so that it lives in our hearts, we felt but we do not say, we thought but we did not act that endless ones of things that consume to us like fire, the memories of loving of a mother who never left us and as a end is in if the beginning of another fine one in a chain infinite where the life is death and the death life, in this first disc one is daily things to us of a life but so that they are possible to be recognized and to be appreciated, for two disc the intensity does not lower, would turn out absurd to deny what the man to obtained those steps the passage by the Earth, in which now would be almost impossible to perceive those footsteps since our steps are made and greater more and more until being now giant, that same quality does to us thinks that in algun moment of our life we have all that internal sky that we wanted to show and to share as if we could say to headress my sky so that see that it is truth, some times we felt able to move with subtility and soltura but always will have somebody us can to teach art of movement that flame I danced, so that some times it forgets us that we are part of a world and not of inverse form, in where we are stopped which it is what we see and what we touched, to live kills to us, to live fascinates to us but it detests to us, to live is only that, we must recognize the pain the others we do not have to be to feel the pain the other to make it ours thus to be better with us and the world that sometimes we forgot that it exists, if a God exists, if it is so it does, it can listen to us, forgetfulness of us, and What if this only, we followed here almost as if nothing happened, What we do in the Earth, For which east Hotel, in order to finish we must remember that we are very lucky east gift or opportunity to live, to see the blue sky, mountains, the animals, the sea, to breathe, to feel and the quality to perceive and to process the beauty, the badness and to feel love, again we listened to that narration type NASA in which the presence of the Blue Planet is indicated to us a vision that is not compared with anything seen, again the simpleza is host of the greatness and complexity, the paradox is the life. In truth it is an excellent work, the musicians are of luxury, the participation of the new member I leave myself satisfied very so that until certain point collection in the dualidad of both previous drummers and it is not the first time that I listen to since in the masterful piece of Takings BODIN, "I a.m." it is listened to to him of a form very or obtained and sober form in the piece in solitaire of Ronie STOLT "Wallstreet Voodoo", others of that records its own parts in the disc, in general all are very or and with a sound that to my seemed to me of the best thing than they have made masterful a piece of simplicity and for that reason a paradojico concept full. To that it sounds? Room 111: The sound is of the best thing and the clear acquired experience is siemplemente very good makes see the clear experience and the streamlined sound us and obtained of "Rainmakers" and "Space Revolver" the sound of the previous "Adam & Eve well" this present to exepcion the voice of Daniel GINDENLÖW, but in spite of that he is something that is due to see since the voice of Hasse FRÖBERG this like never, Jonas REINGOLD always showing a very good level, Ronie STOLT and Takings Bodin simply one dupla that it is known and make a work exepcional, the exit of Zoltan CSÖRSZ and the great work that I make sees a little forgotten adevido clear esata to the entrance Marcus LILIQUIST that demostro to have the necessary thing to cover the place and step to create one dupla with the senor REINGOLD that to my made me remember SALAZAR- REINGOLD, in truth a good work. Room 222: Perhaps the final sound is not very far from which and they do clear this regularly if osadia must to call it of that form but really it is a work that is brilliant and of first order, in which all estan of first, epoca gilded of THE FLOWER KINGS without a doubt some.
Shelket | 5/5 |


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