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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

4.05 | 867 ratings

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5 stars For about a couple days ago I was thinking that 2012 hasn't brought a really good album so far. Of course, last albums of Rush, Gazpacho and OSI are all good efforts, but they are not really impressed me unfortunately. But when I've listened this, album, that is The Flower Kings' Banks of Eden, I've felt shocked and really happy. I really love this album and i have some reasons of course. The very first thing that impressed me is the length of the songs. They are not so long, that is except the first song Numbers, the length of the songs varies between 7:52 and 4:24. Perhaps it can be seems too short for a modern progressive rock album, but all these songs can still effect me deeply that i've got a feeling of even an addition of a single second can disturb the whole song. Vocals are great except the beginning of Numbers, and also there are a few guitar solos that impressed me, i mean, some of the guitar solos are really epic. It is hard to define a favorite song for me, i like all of these. For the last words, i'd like to express my rating for the album, it is 9/10, and i think it can be the best prog album in 2012.
nostoc | 5/5 |


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