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3.16 | 30 ratings

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2 stars "Legend" was a true classic but this one has something disappointed. The psych-folk medieval sound of their debut has gone to let the place to hippy folk pop ballads and dances. I highly regret the absence of dark, mystical middle age epics that were so delicious on the first effort. Off course this album is pleasant to listen to but it sounds terribly mainstream and dated. "Stories" is a folk ballad with country violin, pop vocals and rustic flute melodies. "Frank Supper" is a sweet psychfolk instrumental, a nice "nostalgic" folky interlude before the old rocking "Scarlet Horses" and its poppy lyrical dimension. The luminous "It's a pity" is really closed to beat pop music with acoustic, folkish arrangements. The dynamic and country like "Thought" contains a nice avalanche of flute solos accompanied by folk violin playing. The eccentric and moody "Paradise" culminates the album, including "Peter Hammill" like vocals, strange & constantly changing harmonies. This album is really optimistic and naive! Despite that Parzival is a German band, "Barock" just sounds as English folky & proggy mediocrities.
philippe | 2/5 |


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