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Symphonic Prog

3.59 | 73 ratings

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3 stars Third album of Wallenstein from 1973 is a good symphonic prog release but less enjoyble than the previous one. Here they develop even further the symphonic prog elements that give them a chance to survive in the early '70's. While is not a groundbraking album is pleasent most of the time, the keyboards of Dollase sounds very strange sometimes , but in other cases they are a real treat like on first track the opening The Symphonic Rock Orchestra - Rory Blanchford and Silver arms, great tunes that show us that Wallenstein are still in bussines. I don't know why but sometimes the voice of Dollase are to mellow, not quite on par with the music wich sometimes is very heavy work, specially the guitar gives this ton, hevy riffs over heavy solos combined with symphonic prog aproach, great after all. Again I mentioning that Dollase voice and manner of interpretation remaind me of Shulman from Gentle Giant (ok, keep the proportions between them).The bass of Dieter Meier truly shines on Silver arms, great. All in all far from being a bad album, but for sure less enjoyble than the predecesors, at least for me , Cosmic century keep the prog music at a constant level, they never gain very much aplause and they were always in the shadow of big names from that period. 3 stars for Cosmic century, worth some spinings.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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