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Magma - Mekan´k Destrukt´w Kommand÷h CD (album) cover





4.30 | 872 ratings

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5 stars An essential masterpiece, with an air of forboding. I found this album rather daunting at the first couple of listens, although the album has 7 tracks listed in reality they're movements of a full blown album length epic much like Thick as a Brick and Tubular Bells. This album is full of operatic vocals reminiscent of Pink Floyd's epic Atom Heart Mother, the music quality is full of finesse; I think it is great rhythm and classical feel use of brass and great melodies on the piano, there is a marching feel in the album especially at the beginning of the album, perhaps it is to do with war in the Kobian mythos. I quite like the high pitch squawking in some of the singing it adds a certain energy to the song. This albumj does not resemble rock but is rather very classical sounding, with Vander's energy in itwith his drumming and singing. There are often parts of this album that have a kind of building up feeling to it, but yet their is also a feeling of doom. I picture battles being fought when I listen to this album. I don't think I do this album justice in this review,read the other five star reviews they do a better job in describe this perfect masterpiece. All I can say is it has no weak parts, full of energy and beauty its kind of a dark opera with rock guitar , drums and bass. I especially love the ending to this album with the building tension and energy in the music. Five stars absolutely essentail no weakness in it, it can be daunting like Thick as a Brick is because its a full album epic, but I think you will be amazed at how much a supurb composer Vander is and be bewildered why few prog fans have heard this classic and why it isn't in the top twenty of this website.

An absolute classic essential flawless masterpiece.

Cheesecakemouse | 5/5 |


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