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Echolyn

 

Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 243 ratings

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Dan Bobrowski
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4 stars A beautiful album. A modern symphony. Mei is one song, 49+ minutes, and has so many changing textures and emotions that it can only be classified as EPIC. An incredible piece of music. This disc will take the average listener four or five sessions to begin to fit the pieces together and I would recommend going to Echolyn's website and retrieving the lyrics before beginning this undertaking. The lyrics are powerful and filled with angst and beauty. Brett Kull and Ray Weston trade off on the vocals, Kulls somewhat sweet and softer voice and Weston's controlled screaming adding color and depth. Buzby's keyboard work is the highlight of the disc.

The DVD, Stars and Gardens, has the entire piece performed live with Tom Hyatt adding percussion and bass. A majestic moment for modern prog.

Dan Bobrowski | 4/5 |

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