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Amon Ra



3.50 | 16 ratings

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4 stars Amon Ra from Germany formed in 1991 and since then they released only one album in 1998 named Precarious balance. Well, this is excellent effort by this totaly unknown germans, the album is full of energic passages, well crafted arrangements and one hell of a great vocalist, I was simply stuned by this obscure release. All pieces are adventurous, chanllenging, lenghty, with nice melodic parts and aswell more harder edgy moments are present like a hard neo prog. The music is top notch, imagine something between Saga, dutch band Bagheera or with Enchant or Galleon, Amon Ra manage to create something really worth investigated, nice complex orchestrations, the vocalist american/german Scott Balaban really integrated very well in the bands sound, he has a very deep voice just perfect. Every piece is a total winner, love them all with a plus on first three, The way, two Suns, In the name of Ra and instrumental 10 min of gretness The Story Of Beren And Lýthien. All in all one of the most intresting bands I've heared so far, unfairly unnoticed, they gone under the radar and without reason, precarious balance worth to be discovered by many listners as possible. 4 stars, even 4.5 stars, recommended, my version has diffrent cover then this one listed here, little more intresing.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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