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Omega - Omega 6 - Nem Tudom A Neved [Aka: Tűzvihar/Stormy Fire] CD (album) cover

OMEGA 6 - NEM TUDOM A NEVED [AKA: TűZVIHAR/STORMY FIRE]

Omega

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.84 | 58 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars Entering 1975 Omega would get back on track with their regular releases for the Hungarian market, which were released via the Pepita label.Following an extremely prolific period the next album to come was ''Omega 6-Nem tudom a neved''.This was again a collection of tracks, which were also displayed in a number of English albums with slightly different titles, this time though they would make up for a work sung entirely in Hungarian.

Mid-70's was definitely the band's most incosistent period, the collection of different sounds resulted an uneven album, where apparently there was no particular direction.Seeing this one as a collections of pieces, ''Nem tudom a neved'' is a pretty decent album with Benko now focusing on the sound of synthesizer for his keyboard parts.It becomes clearly that the very short tracks follow a Hard Rock vein with straight riffing, some bluesy influences and even some 60's Psych/Pop leftovers in the vocal parts, while the lengthy cuts have much more to offer.For example the title track is still grounded in a Hard Rock enviroment, but the sharp sound of synth flashing and the occasional entries on spacious moods adds some sort of diversity to this piece, while ''A buvesz'' has a certain Teutonic vibe akin to ELOY with its slow guitar moves.The 3-min. ''Az egben lebegok csarnoka'' is a welcome suprise, a laid-back smooth delivery with symphonic keyboards and harsichord in the process in a romantic climate, supported by excellent vocals.''Mozgo vilag'' is beautiful, a melancholic approach on Teutonic Prog akin to NOVALIS and GUILDENSTERN with big time orchestral keyboards and strings and heavy yet crying guitars.Same goes for ''Huszadik szazadi varoslako'', which is less symphonic but equally progressive with the soft guitar lines, the odd synth lines and the harsichord meeting the poetic vocals and an emotional atmosphere.

As close as it gets to the German scene, an amalgam of Teutonic-like sounds with spacious keyboards, hard guitars and underground symphonic overtones, held down by a few forgettable Hard Rock tunes.The progressive tracks though are pretty enganging and the album is easily recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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