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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.76 | 106 ratings

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4 stars If you like the latest album (Paradox Hotel), you will probably love this. Personally, I think it is an excellent DVD. Fantastic sound, excellent camera work, and even the sparsely used effects are done very well and don't take away anything from the performance (unlike the dancers used on Meet The Flower Kings). The set list is not exactly my dream set list (Meet The Flower Kings was very, very close to that), but it is still quite good. Hasse Froberg is absolutely stunning vocally on this DVD. And Roine is no slouch either, giving a quite moving performance on Jealousy. My only real complaint is that they segue the two epics, as well as Last Minute On Earth and In The Eyes Of The World. They do it well, and I can sort of understand it since the show would be at least 40 minutes longer had they done them in complete versions.....not that I or the audience would have minded though, I'm sure. Which is another thing that makes this different from the last DVD, there is a good sized audience and it really feels like a real live show, because it is (unlike the previous DVD). What surprises me with this one is how they seem like more of a kick ass rock band than a prog band. Don't get me wrong, they still play prog rock, but they just seem to have more of a vibe that you'd expect from a straight ahead, energetic rock band. Pretty impressive for a bunch of old proggers I'd say.

So over all, this is well worth having if you are a fan and/or if you liked Paradox Hotel. Since it is a DVD live performance, I can't really call it a masterpiece. Besides, it isn't a set list I'd consider a masterpiece either. But I can give it a solid 4 stars. Excellent work by the Kings.

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