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L'ARBRE-CIMETIÈRE

Maldoror

 

Symphonic Prog

3.93 | 45 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Maldoror is one of the forgotten and unknown franch progressive rock bands with one album released so far. The debute album named L'Arbre-Cimetière issued in 2004 is a great one full of surprises both in vocal department and in musical arrangements, at least for me. Taken influences from french school of the '70s like Ange or Mona Lisa, maldoror managing to creat a pleasent and enjoyble album from start to finish. Theatrical symphonic/neo prog with quite tight musicianship and some great ideas overall. The music is dramatic and quite dark in aproach, as the vocal parts aswell, but it works very well here, some turbulent moments on the first and second act. I forgott the album is divided in 3 acts, each act having 3-4 pieces. From mellow parts to more edgy Maldoror has a very valueble album, often regarded as one of the true followers of legendary Ange. The music is sophisticated, rich in musical passages, complicated twists between guitars and keyboards, a very good drumer and a strong vocalist on top. I really like this obscure record, one of the best I've heared from the recent french school. 3.5 stars for sure, nice cover art that goes hand in hand with the music, powerful and dark in same time. For fans of Ange, Mona Lisa ,3.5 stars for sure.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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