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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) - Progfest '95 CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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4.00 | 14 ratings

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4 stars When you put together some of the great 90's prog bands into a live record the result just can be good. That's what happens with the Progfest collection (94, 95 and 97) but in my honest opinion this version is the best.

The album starts with three songs played by the japanese trio Ars Nova: very powerful and well-played by these three women inffleunced by ELP and Kitaro but with a new sound addpated to our times. Then Landberk with three almost dark songs full of mysterious athmospheres, "Kontiki", "Dream Dance" and "Time". Disc One is closed by the amazing concert sound of Deus Ex Machina promoting "De Republica" with an excellent performance of Alberto Piras on vocals.

Disc Two starts with the gothic-dark-prog made by White Willow with the scary "Lord Of Night" and the powerful and almost dark-metal "Cryptomenysis". The Spock's Berad with a correct interpretation of "The Light" and for an epical ending, four songs by the excellent hungarian band Solaris: totally symphonic and full of prog with superb arrangements for flute and keyboards.

A great opportunity to beggin to know what 90's prog is... And for the fanatics an interesting release to enjoy some of the most great prog pieces of the early 90's...

progadicto | 4/5 |


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