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BLITZKRIEG

Wallenstein

 

Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 130 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars Wallenstein was a German symphonic rock band which produced nine studio records between 1971 and 1981. Blitzkrieg from 1971 is their debut album and it has a hard and steel filled cover which give the record a heavy and war-like look. Before I listened to this album, I also heard Mother Universe, but I use to begin from the beginning so Blitzkrieg was a better beginning. The musicians here present, are Bill Barone who plays guirar and sings, Jerry Berkers who plays bass and sings, Jürgen Dollase who plays keyboards and mellotron and sings and Harald Grosskopf who drums.

I think they do a praiseworthy job on the whole album. They hammer on their music in a heavy and forward looking mode with musical esctasy. On the first track "Lunatic" it directly became obvious for me that this music seemed vital and living. They do rocked with keys, guitarr, bass and drums. "The theme" then includes vocals just as "Audiences" even if that is just a parathesis, the vocals on the last track though sounds almost like the voice of Peter Gabriel. "Manhatten Project" is perhaps the best track on the album. Here all the bands fantasies are being shown and they whirl through a wonderous trance.

Over all I find this music healthy and very vivid. It wasn't at all the most creative prog album I have heard but at least a true honest one. I mean this album should have four stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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