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4 stars the album is sung mostly in French with some English passages. French singing is sweet, powerful and the lyrics are poetic and worked, but also a very strong image of the music. The sound is powerful, the guitars very furious. What is interesting is the song that pushes the limits of the plaintiff to give the bass, which gives a beauty, and the guitars are hard, the rest is very progressive and worked. It is difficult thing to say why I do not consider this album as a masterpiece even though it possesses the necessary qualities, perhaps lacking a touch of madness or an additional additional title that pushes the limits even further.
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3 stars Galaad, one of the most intresting neo prog bands ever came from Switzerland, done a good job in the '90s when releasing two albums, debut in 1992 and in 1996 saw the light the second offer named Vae Victis. The debut was more then ok in neo prog realm, the second album was coming to confirm the quality of their music. Theatrical neo prog, taken influences from Mona Lisa, Ange but melting with their own twists and turns. Very much like the vocals provided by Pyt (Pierre-Yves Theurillat), and aswell guitars and keyboards goes hand in hand. The songs are full of shifting moods, quite complicated arrangements, lot to offer in neo prog zone, example La Danse De La Perte (Maybe We Are Brothers) or La Loi De Brenn among others. All in all definetly a band to watch, even all works well, they disbanded around 1998 but they reunite around 2015 and have a new album in 2019 named Frat3r, also excellent. Vae victis has that 90s production and atmosphere, but all is well done and worth to be discovered, from me 3.5 stars, solid effort of one of the better bands of the genre.

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