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Pictorial Wand


Symphonic Prog

3.59 | 58 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars really

Pictorial Wand is Mattis Sørum, he formed this band a decade ago releasing so far two albums. The second release Face our fathers is a complex eclectic kind of prog rock with twists and turns and all the ingredients to be a fairly solid album in this field. The head of the band Mattis Sørum who provided the guitars, bass, organ, keyboards is helped by a bunch of musicians who coming with the rest of the insstrumenta like cello, violin, flutes and aswell vocal passages. I needed more then few spins to really get into this album, is very demanding, on the eclectic side pf prog with slightly symphonic parts here and there, very lenghty pieces, all are from 6 to 12 min, each one being very well constructed with influences from old school like Knasas to prog metal like Ayreon, but without being a prog metal album in the end. The female/male singers offers a wide varity of vocal passages, very well presented. Maybe my fav tune is the title track Face Of Our Fathers, clocking around 9 min showing that Pictorial Wand knows to compose solid intresting music. Little known in prog circles, Pictorial Wand definetly needs more attention, both album are well worth investigated. 3.5 stars for sure.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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