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Symphonic Prog

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5 stars Even if you take out the intro and the last two songs, Hinterland (the song) can be an album in itself. It's starts off with a very interesting introduction that my mom mistook for a ELP song but then the element of suprise comes in and switches to an acoustic-like riff. It stays at the same energy with interesting lyrics and great mellotron use. The drums and bass are extremely tight. About five minutes in, a light flute solo goes on and it works perfectly with the mellotron. Close to ten minutes into the song it shifts into what sounds like a Gentle Giant song with interesting harmonies and great keyboard work. But sadly that only lasts for about a minute. A few minutes later they switch into a acoustic number with harpsichord and flute. Pretty interesting stuff. reminds me of gryphon a tiny bit. Exactly half way into the song comes a great mellotron drenched riff with a great bassline. After that comes what sounds like a King Crimson riff over a Rick Wakemen solo. (Im just writing these similarities so people who haven't heard the song can understand what the piece of music sounds like). The next couple of minutes are taken over by the hammond organ. The 17 min point is when this song gets really good with a very king crimsony guitar riff and then it complete cuts off and leaves you hanging at the edge of your seat for like 15 seconds. Then it comes back with a very good layering of hammond, harpischord, flute, acoustic guitar, and electric. The song lowers back into a very beautiful acoustic guitar section until it yet again bounces back into an awesome riff clocking in with about 5 minutes left. This goes on for about 2 min. WITH THREE MINUTES LEFT COMES THE ABSOULTE GREATEST PART OF THIS SONG. If I only heard the flute section at 24:31 I would've bought the album instantly. The rest of the song is one of the sickest few minutes of any prog music that's come out for the past 30 years! Get this album. You can tell that these guys breathe, sweat, eat, and dream prog and you can tell where they take there influences. If you wanna hear some extremely original symphonic rock, get this album. Mind you, I've only talk about 1 of the three great songs on this album. Also check out there demo songs on there main website

Thanks for keeping this music alive Wobbler

theblastocyst | 5/5 |


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