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Scarlet Thread


Prog Folk

3.88 | 21 ratings

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4 stars The Most Beautiful of Lies

That is the title roughly translated to english. The album cover and the name of the band and the thing that it is listed as a folk prog group gives me some expectations concerning the music. And yes there are moments of folkish mood when the band play low and either the violin or one of the guest flautists play nice folk melodies. But the overall feeling of the music is more straight forward guitar rock.

I can imagine atleast two Finnish influences for the band: Piirpauke and Tasavallan Presidentti. Piirpauke for the melodies and President for the rough rock sound. The combination is quite interesting. It takes a while to recognise the talents behind the little bit restless sound. At first I was dissapointed and thought that it sounded like a bunch of youngsters playing in the garage. The more you listen to the album the more you get acquainted with the atmosphere and start hearing the individuals from the whole. Also in my opinion the songs get better towards the end... There is no singing and I think that it is very refreshing. Firstly there are not so many such bands around and secondly it is difficult to find a talented singer. So many otherwise good groups get lame as the singer starts singing.

I would say that this would make a good addition to a somebodys prog collection, mine anyway.

pirkka | 4/5 |


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