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Symphonic Prog

3.87 | 47 ratings

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3 stars FINNISH PROG : Part Two

This beautiful and fascinating band name belongs to a Finnish four piece formation, all members play keyboards and sing. The band released 3 albums between 2006 and 2015, this review is about their highly acclaimed debut CD.

The music Armed Forces Of Simantipak sounds melodic, varied and very pleasant, a kind of Art-Rock. Remarkable are the lush keyboard sound and the frequently changing climates, especially in the long tracks.

Oh, Cosmic Pearl: from bombastic and a mid-tempo with fluent synthesizer flights to dreamy with classical guitar and sensitive Grand piano.

Scenario Triangular: from slow with howling guitar and wailing cello to swinging with powerful vocals.

The Mass: wonderful Grand piano and a strong build-up wit houtstanding interplay between harpsichord, guitar and piano.

The strong English vocals have a slight accent and we can enjoy lots of vocal harmonies. And the music contains plenty of interesting mucical ideas, it sounds very tasteful and elaborate,and, last but not least, original.

A promising debut CD, but you have to be up to the huge variety and pretty original musical approach, but isn't that what genuine prog is about?!

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |


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