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Red Jasper


Prog Folk

3.56 | 28 ratings

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4 stars A definately overlooked Folk-prog band if there ever was one. Just imagine if you will, an early 80's Tull album with Peter Hammill as lead singer. Sound intriguing? You bet! The mixture is apparent in the longest track on the album, "Dreamscape (part I & II)". Davey Dodds voice is as hard to get into as Peter Hammill's, but is just as rewarding. They don't use horns, but traditional rock instruments with a mandolin thrown in to give you that Steeleye Span classic folk sound. And, as an added bonus for you prog metal fans, they do rock out on songs "Invitation To A Dance", and especially "Treasure Hunt" which is very symphonic with riffing galore! Overall, a very unique album to these ears and a pleasant surprise. To bad they didn't last to long, but if you can find this album and are in the mood for a unique mixture of genres, give it a try. 3.5 stars rounded to 4.
NJprogfan | 4/5 |


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