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3.81 | 338 ratings

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5 stars Spartacus is one the most underrated Triumvirat album of all history, of progarchives

Here on this album, they take all that they made on Illusions on a Double Dimple, change a bit, put many new elements, make the sound simpler (which definitely does not means worse, especially in this album), which, some may think make the sound a bit popish, but i do not think so (It only make the music more accessible to the people, which actually happened, because this is their more commercially successful album), and add a bit of epicness to it, because of the epic theme and the whole story told there, having a beginning, middle and end.

Just like in Illusions on a Double Dimple and in Mediterranean Tales, this album is very organ / piano driven and here, more than ever, you have the feeling of listening to a happier, simpler and more direct Emerson, Lake and Palmer, even though this album does have a great amount of credit, the Emerson, Lake and Palmer influence here is bigger than ever

The music here, as i told before, is quite simpler than in other Triumvirat albums, due, probably, to the more direct approach of the music. It seems like Jürgen Fritz decided to avoid the extended usage of complex musical theories. Also is noticeable the bigger usage of vocals and lyrics than in previous albums.

CCVP | 5/5 |


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