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Werwolf (Werewolf Art Rock)

 

Prog Folk

3.17 | 39 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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2 stars I was quite interested to listen this German prog rock record from the exotic eighties, but alas I was disappointed. The record starts with an keyboard and guitar driven intro, which didn't give very good first impression. The melodies weren't very pleasant to my ears, and the rhythm chganges sound little irritating also. The overall sound resembles maybe little mid-70's Camel.

"The Journey To The Land Of The Flying Pigs" starts with fine classical acoustic guitar, which leads to an open ethreal soundspace, joined by piano and Gitta Loewenstein's vocals, which sound maybe little like lesser educated Annie Haslam. The composition envolves to slightly irritating directions, there are promises of harder sounding approach, which switch forth and back with the softer tunes, creating quite confusing feeling at least for me ("unpleasantly confusing"). "Way to paradise" is well connected to the previous song thematically, but also thus similary continues the style unpleasing. Short instrumental "Daydream" doesn't bring much extra value to the record, and the most interesting thing in "The game is over" was the start riff which can be heard also on Anekdoten's "Seljak" song, heh. The long "The Eighth Day" is stylistically very similar than the other songs, so the record is quite solid in it's approach.

There are three long bonus tracks in the CD version, which certainly grow the value of the album if you like it's style, as they don't sound as any poor leftovers but even slightly better than the shorter original vinyl album songs. If you are big fan of symphonic style rock music (my personal style impression only) or want to check out the German prog scene troughoutly, try listening this record. But I suggest doing that before the purchase decision. I didn't like this record, but there can certainly be other opinions to this, as my dislike was built on stylistical features, not lack of playing nor production qualities. It's also interesting to hear quite puristic prog music from the 80's always.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 2/5 |

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