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4.26 | 1172 ratings

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5 stars Sticking it safe with their similar style of progging, this here truly feels like a continuation of the epic series.

Superior to even Epilog, as that album had a darker feel for it all around. This here is the whole package; each mood of Ãnglagard you've known to love is brought up in this. A classic, soft to drastically intense and instrumental-tight. The flute is far more present this time around. A welcome change, as it's one of my favorite aspects of Ãnglagard. Though that's my opinion.

Luckily in Viljans Oga, we have 4 ginormous epics that equal out to a total of 57 minutes. Obviously this shows they took their time before throwing out another album, making it picture-perfect. But what's so unique is that each song feels like a separate album. Perhaps the length of these songs, but the moods seem varied enough to have a different 'flavor', as it is. Ur Vilande has the essence of classical, Sorgmantel almost feels jazzy, Snardom hints towards a Crimson-styled Ãnglagard, while Langtans Klocka seems a bit Avant-prog. Though these are a brief synapses of these complex songs.

Quality is top-notch (as you'd expect nothing less from Ãnglagard) the instruments all seem to be in sync in a way no other band can. This is not lazily put together, these are world-class professional musicians.

All in all, everything is creative and original, an album for all prog-lovers. Symphonic, Crossover, Eclectic, Jazz, Avant Prog, unite!!

Raccoon | 5/5 |


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