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LE FESTIN

Halloween

 

Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 13 ratings

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cuncuna
4 stars Well, I'm listening to it while I writte. Being a Halloween semi fan from their "Part one" album, I'm always amazed about their capability to improve the quality of their compositions. Obscure and almost Flawless, I did fall sleep in the middle of it, being this not a critic, but a comment regarding the rythm of the album, wich turns to mellow and then to fiercy without warnings of anykind. Perhaps the best choice of this album is to leave most vocals to their female singer, whos voice adds a soft contrast to the intrincated and dark music. Track 2 features the male vocalist, and is a bit anoying. An original quality prevents this to become another regressive attempt, perhaps because of a good composer that uses lements of Jazz and Contemporary music along with Rock influences, taken mostly from Goth scene, but not the average ones. Feels more like inspired by those things, but processed by someone that owns a voice (as shown on their previous releases). Execution is impecable, composition is strong and focused, surprising sometimes, a bit expected some other times; as a personal coment, perhaps too long, and with a "cover" of... themselves (Track 2 can be heard on "Part One"), those being the flaws that can be left for further discussion. What you won't like is how the overall rythm or soundscape (?) turns into a very steady pulse from track 3 to nearly the end. A bit predictible, but worthy.
cuncuna | 4/5 |

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