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Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.42 | 51 ratings

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3 stars A Proggy Christmas

Excuse the horrible pun. My family is really big into TS Orchestra. It's about the only thing music wise we somewhat have in common, so excuse me for any side banter. This (the band's music) is played every Christmas, it's almost a tradition like the TBS marathon of A Christmas Story, it's just something thats done and you've got to do it once a year.

There's enough variety here to keep things interesting, and for Christmas standards, that's good news. Some of you may already be familiar with Wizards in Winter (it was used for that famous internet video-turned Miller Lite commercial for the guy with the Christmas Lights, played along to this song). The album has more to offer than this though, with surely some sounds you can familiarize yourself with.

It's not a "serious" album by any means (although the whole based around a religious holiday would seem to make it serious). It's a much more fun album, with lots of hard rocking, some blues, and many classical based allusions. In short, if your looking for different and more "fun" Christmas music to boost the joy, a highly recommend this. It won't go down as a prog great, but it's wonderful for that one month out of the year and that day with the whole family.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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