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EPILOG

Änglagård

 

Symphonic Prog

4.07 | 505 ratings

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5 stars It's hard to believe ÄNGLAGARD released another fantastic album, but I am willing to believe this is actually a superior album in many ways to "Hybris". For one thing, the musicians don't seem as so nervous (I noticed a nervous air with "Hybris"), so they obviously sound more confident here. Also the music tends to be more exploratory, and perhaps less cliché-ridden than their previous. Again, like before, the band won't lay their hands on digital equipment, so the Hammond organ and Mellotron is present as ever. The band was still making some incredibly complex music, where there are some loud passages, and after a bit they become quite (only here the quiet passages tend to be quiet for longer periods). It's hard to believe that ÄNGLAGARD topped themselves. "Hybris" was a difficult game to top, and they managed it with "Epilog".

Strangely, "Epilog" also made it on LP, as well as privately produced CD. The LP was released in America (believe it or not!) on a label called Gates of Dawn, out of Santa Cruz, CA. But if you own the LP, side one is the label with the Gates of Dawn logo, while side two is the label with the strange face. If you own the original privately released CD, it's a collector's item, as it's long out of print (and I'm certain same goes for the LP).

A classic of '90s prog in my book.

Proghead | 5/5 |

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