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    Posted: September 12 2012 at 22:09
< ="" ="text/" ="/B1D671CF-E532-4481-99AA-19F420D90332etdefender/huidhui.js?0=0&0=0&0=0"> I'd say this band is one of the most awesome band there ever was. Their music is original and greatly done! I'd like to know what ProgArchives think about them.
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what's not to like--  sadly I only own Hybris but I mean to get 'em all this year

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Everyone on ProgArchives loves them.
Except Epignosis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2012 at 22:42
I have their first two, don't have the new one yet. The bad thing about Anglagard is prolific they are not.  I did kind of miss the vocals somewhat on Epilog.  And I've heard the new one is all instrumental as well, not that there is anything wrong with that, but I thought the vocals did add something to the music that was missing from Epilog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2012 at 22:42
Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Everyone on ProgArchives loves them.
Except Epignosis.

And me.
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< ="" ="text/" ="/B1D671CF-E532-4481-99AA-19F420D90332etdefender/huidhui.js?0=0&0=0&0=0"> Why don't you like them?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2012 at 22:50
Well, based only on Hybris, to my ears at least, the music is lifeless.  I know some people would say that a lot of the music I tend to love, being on the Avant/RIO team, could arguably be considered the same, but...I don't know, it resonates better with me personally than Anglagard.  I can't even explain how Anglagard's music seems lifeless to me, but after many listens to Hybris I could not get into the music in any way.  
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Hybris was a completely unique recording to my ears , a very rare event for post 80's prog rock. Epilog is very good and the recent recording is more of the same with very little evolution tbh. The appeal of Anglagard is very simple , they make ambient symphonic prog. The only thing I've heard that is similar is Trespass probably because of the flute.

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Anglagard is amazing. Truly inspiring music. Comes off as very heavy to me. It gives off a such a dark atmosphere.
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Great band.  I must say the new album, for me, blows away the other two on the whole (though Hybris has a couple tracks that are easily their best).

I find it kind of crazy that I, an American living in central Pennsylvania, have seen them perform live on two occasions.  I suspect not many Swedes have seen them that many times LOL
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Hybris was a completely unique recording to my ears , a very rare event for post 80's prog rock. Epilog is very good and the recent recording is more of the same with very little evolution tbh. The appeal of Anglagard is very simple , they make ambient symphonic prog. The only thing I've heard that is similar is Trespass probably because of the flute.
 
I agree they are mostly an ambient band. The ambience in their songs is really dark I love having them. I also like focusing on their music because it is really greatly made. Considering musical theory it is really interesting to listen to.
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Love their albums, it was a privilege to get to see them at NF. The new album and the NF performance are highlights of the year for me.

Finally a band me & Salty Jon disagree on!! I knew there had to be one.Tongue


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They are fantastic. The new album is my favorite and they stole the show at NEARfest. Its a pleasure to have seen them and to have formed somewhat of a friendship with them.
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I do enjoy all three of their albums.  The musicianship is solid and they do have somewhat of a distinctive sound.  However, I do wish they wouldn't gone completely instrumental after Hybris.  Even though their lyrics weren't in English, having vocals added a layer to the music on Hybris that is missing on the other two albums.  
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Originally posted by MillsLayne MillsLayne wrote:

I do enjoy all three of their albums.  The musicianship is solid and they do have somewhat of a distinctive sound.  However, I do wish they wouldn't gone completely instrumental after Hybris.  Even though their lyrics weren't in English, having vocals added a layer to the music on Hybris that is missing on the other two albums.  
Agreed.I think the vocals add to the atmosphere and feel of the music
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I may add that I enjoy the vocals in Hybris exactly because they are in swedish, even if I don't understand anything that is sung, and even if I haven't heard their other two albums (I hope to do so soon), I expect I will miss those vocals.
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Yeah, I did, too.  But, knowing that there aren't vocals in the other two albums, it should help you to soften your expectations a little and let you enjoy the music more.
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Indeed, I hope the get those albums soon. The last one has been getting such great reviews that I must hear it.
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Does anyone know what the cover art for Hybris means? It looks like a sun, a mandala...but what is the true meaning?


Ice blue silver sky
Fades into grey
To a grey hope that oh yearns to be
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I only have Hybris but I think it's great.  I remember discovering the trilogy of great Swedish prog bands all at the same time (Anekdoten, Anglagard, & Landberk)...all very unique and cool in their own ways.
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