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Magic Pie


Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 281 ratings

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5 stars The rating for this album is actually quite simple: you put the disc in your player, listen to the first song and you know enough. This is a very obvious case of 5 stars. Of course it's very clever of Magic Pie starting with the best track. But what an UN-BE-LIE-VA-BLE track that is ! Change can compete with the best symphonic material ever made, it's that good. Only slight criticism I can make is the performance of the composition. I mean Magic Pie are very good musicians but not really smooth. If you like that, you're somewhat off the mark here. Magic Pie is a little rough in the execution without playing poorly by the way, there is not a false note to be found in their music. Besides, it does not deminish the music on this album in any way. It's just that if you compare it to Pendragon or Clepsydra for instance it's an entirely different sound.

Change is a perfect 5* and is recommended for lovers of great compositions with lots of variety within the epic, twists and turns that make sense and still make a complete song in the end. Although it's the very highlight for me the other tracks are very much worthwhile too. There is Full circle poetry another tremendous Epic and Illusion and Reality, hardly any less. The other 3 shorter tracks stand out less though they are not bad at all.

This band is a great asset to prog music particularly where the symphonical compositional aspect is concerned and is definitely a match for the great ones in symphonic history

progrules | 5/5 |


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