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WILD ORCHIDS

Steve Hackett

 

Eclectic Prog

3.76 | 227 ratings

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pirkka
5 stars What can you say! Steve Hackett is the MAN! This is a record that is really hard to categorize. And why should you. You can just sit back and enjoy the trip that brings you all the time something new but all the time the same musical quality you are used to ion Steves music. The strange thing is that all this diversity can be equally enjoyable.

The start of the album (the Special Edition) is kinda shock showing us a powerfull side of steve all the way to death metal growl showing that even that can be done with sophistication. After the growl you get strong music with some classical insertions in style of ballakirev and rossini. The combination is genious. The rest is too much to picture here. All I want to say that there is no weak point and this record most probably ends up very high in my list of best records of 2006. Great romantically treated metallish ballads. Goes ahead into post-prog.

pirkka | 5/5 |

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