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EPILOG

Änglagård

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 488 ratings

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nico
5 stars I Listened this album after the monumental "Hybris" and I realized that it was very different and complex than Hybris and it requires several listenings to be really appreciated. First of all it is total instrumental, there's no singing words and surely for this reason it's not an easy work but anyway it's step ahead from "Hybris" because here the band reach more maturity and create its own personal distinctive sound even if there are always some influences (genesis, gentle Giant, king crimson in primis) but more distant than their first masterpiece. The first song "Prologue" is a classic acoustic piece of music with beautiful melodies from flute, piano, violin and cello and just reveals the melancholic of this work that it's more dark, ethereal, accurate and less impetuous than their first work and maybe for this reason is less acclaimed but I recommend it to every open minded listeners of good music! It requires several and careful listens but it's worth the patience! "Skogsranden" with Höstsejd are my favourite and especially for the mystic part in the first song when enter the chorus, anyway it's not easy to describe the complexity of all songs, the band changes from acoustic and classic music to avant-garde and dissonant passages, from slow and soft tones to crimsonesque energy. The only song down is "Rösten" 14 seconds of meaningless noise, while The melancholic piano of "Saknadens Fullhet" close perfectly this legacy of the band that after the live "Buried alive" have a premature end. One of the best album of nineties!

nico | 5/5 |

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