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EPILOG

Änglagård

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 498 ratings

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diddy
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5 stars Anglagard, one of those bands EVERY proghead should have heard about. Lately I tried to get around reviewing the two Anglagard albums because I try to concentrate on bands without a general echo like Anglagard. But now it's time to write a little bit about this great band. I woun't tell you new things, just take a look on how many times Anglagard got reviewed here but I may help to proof that Anglagard is a band no proghead should leave out. I got to know Anglagard due to a german prog site. The two albums are rated as the two best prog albums of all time, at least refering to the rating and amount of reviews. And what can I say? I don't think that you will find a better prog band. I consider Anglagard's music to be perfect, nothing is missing, nothing bothers me, just perfect. I really love the fine mellotron-work, truly awesome. The mixture between beautiful, mellow parts and weird, crazy almost wild sections. Unlike their debut "Hybris", "Epilog" is a totally instrumental album.

"Prolog" is, as the title implies a short mellotron dominated intro, quite mellow and melancolic. "Höstsejd", the second track maybe is the highlight. 15 minutes of pure energy, mellow moments, ups and downs and of course mellotron, really awesome. when you listen to this song with headphones, quite loud, there may be shocking moments, namely the transitions of mellow and loud, wild parts. "Rösten"...I don't really know what it should be, a strange 14 second sound. "Skogsranden" is a raising song. It starts very quiet, with some piano and flute and gets louder and heavier just to end quite mellow again, very nice. "Sista Somrar" is another highlight. I really love the melody in the middle of the song. I also like the development of the song. The bass is truly awesome, a real highlight. "Saknadens Fullhet " is an outro, an Epilog. Piano dominated and melancolic, beautiful.

"Epilog" is a masterpiece. I consider both Anglagard albums to be the best prog albums of all time. Genesis, King Crimson, ELP or Gentle Giant just to name a few, nobody of them really enthuses me like Anglagard does. For me, Anglagard is the measure. Without any kind of overstatement, "Epilog" (together with "Hybris") is the best prog album of all time. If you don't know Anglagard, you definitely missed something. More than highly recommended!

diddy | 5/5 |

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