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    Posted: September 13 2013 at 09:38
Originally posted by darkshade

I don't know... BoE had some darker overtones, but it still had lots of inspirational moments; moments that made feel glad to be alive.



Well, lyrically anyway, it was totally dark and dismal......with the exception of Jonas Reingold's tunes, which were like Roine's used to be, lyrically.

Personally, I find I don't really like the "darker" direction Roine has taken his lyric writing, as he created the Flower Kings specifically to counter the prevalence of such music and lyrics.

Don't get me wrong, I love darker music (I'm a big Steve Wilson fan, for example).  It's just that the Flower Kings were always the band I turned to for positive, upbeat (yet still very proggy) music and lyrics.  They have always had some dark material for contrast, which is good, but I just felt the overwhelming negativity of the lyrics on Banks of Eden was just too out of character for them (the music was pretty typical, though I found that less enjoyable for various reasons as well).

Still, I'll make my judgments of the album when I hear it, and I am certainly looking forward to hear what they've done this time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 23:19
I don't know... BoE had some darker overtones, but it still had lots of inspirational moments; moments that made feel glad to be alive.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote terryl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 21:41
Originally posted by Roj

^ Didn't you know they've traded places with Opeth?

This is to be their Ghost Reveries album Cool.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 14:57
The Flower Kings needed to develop a harder edge imo. Glass Hammer have the cosmic side of symph prog well covered already. TFK music is often too unstructured for my liking. Coming up to date shows what a great guitarist Roine Stolt is now he is not so lost in a sea of tranquillitySmile
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To me, the Flower Kings have always been at their best when their music is full of optimism, light, and spirituality.

"Dark" is such an easy cliché these days. Dark is neither new nor surprising. Hopelessness is easy to come by.

I guess I would rather listen to Roine Stolt complain for an hour than anyone else, but now, I do not have high hopes for this album.

What usually goes along with The Flower King's "darker" pieces is a sound that is more metal/hard prog than symphonic, which is also usually a disappointment.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 07:34
^ Didn't you know they've traded places with Opeth?

This is to be their Ghost Reveries album Cool.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote terryl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 04:25
the track names are very unlike the Flower Kings that I know of. They are pretty dark. Sleeping bones? Desolation? Resurrected Judas, Dark Fascist sky? Blood of Eden (a nice nod to the previous album here), and silent graveyard? I mean what happened to all those cosmic stuffs from Stolt and gang?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 21:39
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Originally posted by lazland

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dennismoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 20:46
Originally posted by Horizons

Great cover, perfect track lengths, and hopefully a continuing of BoE in style. Lets make this a streak, 2 albums from these guys that I would like? Blasphemy.

Hopefully they keep Stolt on guitar and have the lead singer... Sing.


Oh this is completely intolerable...   For the first time ever:

I completely agree with my good friend, Horizons. Confused  

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Good to see no potentially long boring tracks. I didn't like Numbers at all but the rest of Banks Of Eden impressed me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote javajeff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 13:40
I like all their albums.  I do not think they can do any wrong.  This is a great band!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dtguitarfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 12:11
Saw this on Facebook this morning - this is a very pleasant surprise.
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Great cover, perfect track lengths, and hopefully a continuing of BoE in style. Lets make this a streak, 2 albums from these guys that I would like? Blasphemy.

Hopefully they keep Stolt on guitar and have the lead singer... Sing.
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Good News!! Great cover
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