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BATTLEMENT

Neuschwanstein

 

Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 159 ratings

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Ewan
5 stars Attention fellow proggers! We have been dealt a severe injustice. And that is........

...THESE GUYS ONLY RELEASED ONE RECORD !

If, all these years ago, like me, you 'cut your teeth' on Genesis-type chops, then "Battlement" is going to blow you away. But no, this isn't simply a copy-cat effort of times gone by. Neuschwanstein have composed some of the most appealing and moving lush symphonic progressive sounds I have heard in a long while. So, let's indulge in some 70's nostalgia.

Shrouded in beautiful flute, piano ripples, and garnished with flowing Hackett-type guitar passages with mellotron in abundance, this is a very accomplished piece of work from a group of very talented musicians who've obviously put a great deal of thought and imagination into the well-written songs and music.

Meticulously structured with nothing out of place, the Gabrielle-sounding vocals (in faultless English) compliment throughout.

Every track's a gem, but if I were pushed, special mention would go to 'Midsummer Day' with it's driving theme, which, in the final two minutes, is brought to a stunning, all instruments blazing, explosive climax. A classic track!

A well deserved four-and-a-half stars, but, because of the emotionally interspersed 'lump in the throat' and heart-stopping moments of sheer pleasure.....5 stars!

Symphonic prog heaven!

Ewan | 5/5 |

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