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2.92 | 30 ratings

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3 stars Walpurgis is a band from Germany who didn't make it on market, both comercialy and musicaly. While here feature Wallenstein's main composer and keyboard player Jurgen Dollase, the band didn't survive in the jungle of bands from the early '70's, not because the music is realy bad but neither something special. Queen of Saba was relesed in may 1972 and for some reason didn't capture any attention by the public, quite contrary, I find this album pleasent most of the time, but is vague with what other bands done in that period. The music is something a la Wallenstein with some heavy prog here and there. Maybe the weakest point here is the voice, who many times is , at least to my ears to forced, to cold. Anyway some pieces worth mentioning like the opening track Disappointment and the longest from here My last illusion, the rest are almost mediocre, but not really bad. So i will give 2.5 round to 3, not an etirely bad album , but nothing special either, I know at least fifty bands from that year who sound miles ahead of this Walpurgis.

P.S - Beware the reissue of this album made by ZYX Music in 1999 had diffrent track arrangements than on CD. On the back cover the listner can see that the pieces are not puted like on the CD.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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