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Flamborough Head



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3 stars After the performance at Progfarm 2000 there was a constant demand for the release of Flamborough Head's early recordings, so the members of the band decided to give the 94' demo as a hidden pearl to the fans.It was a limited 500-numbered release, again mastered for Cyclops, which eventually saw the light in 2001.

The original recordings took part in 1994 at the band's rehearsal studio in Bakkeveen and this release contains three known tracks in a demo version as well as three unreleased compositions.''Childscream'', ''Unspoken whisper'' and ''Bridge to the promised land'' were all part of Flamborough Head's first two studio albums, here they are presented in their earlier forms, keeping the basic structure, while the style, for those not aware of the band, is melodic and emotional Neo/Symphonic Progressive Rock with soft guitars, sensitive vocals and plenty of keyboard drives.To the unreleased ones, ''Corrugated Road'' is a very good piece of low-tempo Symphonic Rock with strong PINK FLOYD influences, highlighted by the great vocal lines and its overall emotional atmosphere.''Running On Empty'' follows a more typical Neo Prog vein with crystalline vocals, emotional guitars and catchy keyboards parts, while the long ''Suicide'' starts in a very smooth way built around synths and guitars and later follows a Neo Prog-ish path based on vocals until the quite charming ending guitar solo of Andre Cents.

A very good document of Flamborough Head's starting point, likely to please all fans of the band and the style.Considering this is a rare CD due to the limited copies distributed, I would not call it an essential purchase but if you ever come across a copy grab it without hesitation.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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