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All Traps On Earth


Symphonic Prog

4.30 | 522 ratings

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5 stars "Rare Masterpiece Alert", everyone. This one took a little time to digest. Anglagard fans like me were drawn to this album, almost by instinct. Over time you learn to realize just how brilliant this album really is.

Painstaking attentio to detail. Amazing ear for pure analog sound. Outstanding arrangements. Marvelous transitions and compositions. Super-complex musical thinking. A challange to every prog listener.

This album bites your soul away. The beauty of utter musical terror will blow your mind, if you mind is still alive. These Swedish masters are just as perfectionist, as pure, as inspiring and as melodic as Anglagard.

"A Drop of Light" is much more than another European art-rock project. It's a spellbinding exercise in musical philosophy. It's dark but full of depth and creativity. It posseses all the necessary elements for a thrilling listening experience.

You can spot the MAGMA influences pretty quickly, but this is no MAGMA clone. You can spot the Anglagard refrences pretty quickly but this one is an original work of art. Once you reach the last piece (Bortglömda Gårdar), your brain goes places far away, like a cinematic adventure. Sung in Swedish, once translated to English, you get caught up in the immortal lyrics and ultra-beautiful vocal work.

What can I say? albums like these don't come often. Maybe once in 3, 4, 5 years. Johan Brand and his pals have done it, and it sure wasn't easy for anyone of them. The painful work is clearly self-evident. I bow down to this amazing achievement, which came from nowhere. A perfect storm, it's everything you can ask for.

uribreitman | 5/5 |


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