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Änglagård - Buried Alive CD (album) cover




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3.62 | 153 ratings

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3 stars After two studio albums, there was fortunately a live recording of the work of this rather unusual Swedish band.

There are a lot more minutes of music from their first album here (which is quite alright IMO). I have to confess that "Änglagård" pleased me more during their debut album than throughout "Eplilog"...

This live set is just as accurate as it could be. Faithful performance of their studio tracks for sure. The music played doesn't need or doesn't feel like being rendered with lots of feeling or texture. Just a good play back of great songs. Period.

A northern concept of a concert: one plays as good as one can do; tracks as the crowd is expecting and that's it. Interaction with the audience are left to a minimum as if the band were afraid of the people in front of them.

This being said, this album might well be a good entry to the band. One gets most of their two studio albums (over than an hour of music) for a decent price. But don't expect a masterpiece here. It's just a good live album from a good band.

No extra feeling, no added emotion, no fabulous solo, no fantastic gig. No nothing as such: plain rendition of good tracks. Totally Crimson oriented, as the original tracks. I guess that most of the people having listened to this live set were just waiting for this. No surprise.

I have to say that "Änglagård" deserves your attention: they opened a paved way for several bands from these cold countries and as such deserved a medal in the prog history. But IMHHO, it is only a bronze one.

Three stars for this burial.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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