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Caligula's Horse

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3.91 | 260 ratings | 8 reviews | 30% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bloom (3:15)
2. Marigold (6:20)
3. Firelight (4:39)
4. Dragonfly (9:24)
5. Rust (5:32)
6. Turntail (5:03)
7. Daughter of the Mountain (7:56)
8. Undergrowth (2:51)

Total Time 45:00

Bonus track (not on LP):
9. City Has No Empathy Acoustic (6:12)

Line-up / Musicians

- Jim Grey / lead vocals
- Sam Vallen / guitar, production
- Zac Greensill / guitar
- Dave Couper / bass
- Geoff Irish / drums

- Holly Terrens / flute, piano (4)

Releases information

Artwork: Chris Stevenson-Mangos

CD Inside Out Music ‎- IOMLTCD 434 (2015, Europe)

LP + CD Inside Out Music ‎- IOMLP 434 (2015, Europe) Full album on both media

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CALIGULA'S HORSE Bloom ratings distribution

(260 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)

CALIGULA'S HORSE Bloom reviews

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2 stars Ranking every song: 1. Bloom - Really good, but a bit short. Bad thing is this song is a part of the next one... 4.5 / 5 2. Marigold - I dont get the hype about this song. People say it is the best on the album however i think this song is boring and I listen to only because of Bloom because o ... (read more)

Report this review (#2579724) | Posted by MisaVelvet | Sunday, July 18, 2021 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Released on Inside Out, one of the world leading contemporary prog rock and metal labels, Bloom is the third album of Australian prog-metallers Caligula's Horse and is the record that made the Aussies known to the prog world ? gaining them interviews in the UK Prog magazine and wide coverage on vari ... (read more)

Report this review (#2451152) | Posted by lukretio | Saturday, September 26, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Over the past few years, Caligula's Horse have cemented themselves as quite possibly the leading act in a flourishing Australian prog metal scene. This is, in no small part, thanks to the tight and dynamic BLOOM, their third album and quite possibly the most representative of the band's excellent br ... (read more)

Report this review (#2023789) | Posted by ElliotYork | Monday, September 10, 2018 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Caligula's Horse have cohesive songwriting, They write slick tracks, binding heaviness and borderline tech 'Marigold' with expansive melancholy 'Dragonfly'. They can knock out tracks that I wouldn't be surprised to hear on the radio 'Rust' or extremely epic and catchy choruses 'Turntail', and son ... (read more)

Report this review (#1824491) | Posted by ProgAlia | Saturday, November 18, 2017 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This album came with a sticker on the front stating something along the lines of.. 'For fans of Opeth, Haken, Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, and Riverside' which is pretty fitting albeit broad. The biggest similarities can be drawn between Karnivool or Haken (they are kind of a mix of these 2). The ... (read more)

Report this review (#1543792) | Posted by Bucklebutt | Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Following in the wake of (the exceptional, and should most certainly be included in the collection of any prog-metal fan) "The Tide, The Thief & River's End" (Which remains as one of my all-time top 10 favorites), Caligula's Horse comes back with another wonderfully enjoyable epic: Bloom. Truth ... (read more)

Report this review (#1475902) | Posted by Cylli Kat | Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The hiss crackles in and we are welcomed with the soothing tones of pastoral acoustics and the delightfully gentle timbre of Jim Grey in tender mode. The presentation isn't too different from what we've seen from C Horse on their previous releases with gently building EBow and full band homophon ... (read more)

Report this review (#1475612) | Posted by Dougie of Anubis | Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | Review Permanlink

5 stars If it weren't for progressive/alternative rock/metal band Caligula's Horse, I might've simply passed over some of my current favorite records, including their 2013 hit 'The Tide, The Thief & River's End.' A modern staple in the alt-prog scene, it only took two albums from Caligula's Horse to gra ... (read more)

Report this review (#1474174) | Posted by crashandridemusic | Friday, October 9, 2015 | Review Permanlink

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