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King Crimson


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4 stars King Crimson - 'In the Wake of Poseidon' 4 stars

Similar in structure to the debut, but a different animal.

I really like this album a lot. When I first heard it, I really didn't think about it sounding like the debut at all, it is quite different here. There are a lot of interesting works here that the debut lacked.

The 'Peace.' trilogy in this album is one of my favorites. Beginning and end are very relaxing vocally done pieces the start and close the album to give it a complete feel..something once again, the debut lacked. The 'Peace - A Theme' track is one of my favorite acoustic tracks ever, I just love some of the melodies that Fripp pulls.

'Pictures of a City' starts out chaotically like Schizoid Man. The verse is radically different as Greg Lake vocals mostly drive the piece. This one is no doubt a Crimson classic.

'Cadence and Cascade' is a short breather after the last brutal track. A good acoustic song to chill out to.

'Cat Food' was a little too avant-garde for me. The keyboard was just way to dissonant to be pleasant at a loud volume. Chorus was good though!

The title track was an interesting one. The mellotron was present just about from beginning to end with some insightful lyrics. The instruments backing it all explored various themes within the piece, this is one very progressive.

'The Devil's Triangle' is a great track. A re-working of Holst's Mars piece. The track had a very symphonic feel to it and there was the chorus from 'In the Court of the Crimson King' thrown in towards the end.

There really isn't a bad track on this album in my opinion. The debut was superior, but it didn't detract this album at all. This is wonderful on its own. I recommend this highly to anyone, after the classic Crimson albums.

ProgBagel | 4/5 |


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