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SUFFOCATING THE BLOOM

Echolyn

 

Symphonic Prog

4.20 | 218 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 really

Echolyn's second offer from 1992 named Suffocating the bloom is one of the most important and loved albums from the '90s, that' for sure, with this release the band reach a new level in prog music with intricate complex music perfect for prog rock listners. I know previous this album, 2 more albums of theirs, Mei and As the world and find it very enjoyble and tight. This album is no less perfect then those two albums, but , there is a but sometimes the music has no direction and is little over the top. Anyway a lenghty album with lot to offer and with memorable parts, specially the first side of the album. The second side is dominated by A Suite for the Everyman, an epic clocking around 29 min. The interplay between musicians are excellent and has some great guitar parts and fine druming. Lots of complicated moves here, with intricate powerful passages. I like this album , but I prefer Mei, as their best Echolyn album in my opinion, still Suffocating the bloom is a legendary album in prog rock zone that any serious fan of the genre must listen at least once, they will have some nice surprises there. 3.5 stars, good towards great but not excellent.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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