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ZODIAC

Glorious Wolf

 

Crossover Prog

3.41 | 7 ratings

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3 stars This album "Zodiac" has seen the light in November, 2019, as a Dutch one-man project GLORIOUS WOLF founded by a multi- instrumentalist / composer / producer Ruud DIELEN. His previous opus is quite good, and this stuff again caught me with his deep, heavy sound basis and pop flavour all around. Quite clear melodic lines and thrilling rhythmic appearances are his taste, that sounds like he would give every progressive rock (especially art rock) fan sorta verdict for delightful, acceptable soundscape ... at least for me. This musical fact would be condensed in the prologue "Condtellations" let me say. The first gorgeous texture is beyond expression, and in the middle part energetic guitar explosions and saxophone pacesetters apparently seasoned with mainstream-y hints are tasty.

In the following track "Close To The New World" we can hear beautiful acoustic vibes, catchy phrases like 70s authentic rock, and simultaneously complicated seriousness launched via his dark guitar and deep rhythmic lines. The titled track, one of my faves, reminds me of something dramatic like Genesis in Peter Era. The latter complex melodic diversity and synchronicity should ring my bell ... as if my mental condition would be reflected in a mirror. "Feelin' Blue" sounds like an Enka aka Japanese folk song, filled with bluesy melodic lines, sorrowful instrumental cry, and depressive voices. Why knocking oriental peoples' mind? In the epilogue we can touch powerful guitar and voices showing bright hope and dream in the future.

In conclusion, this second album is heavy like a sumo wrestler but charming like his smiley appearance. No tremendous novelty nor kicking impression is there but his production and remixing are great really. Let me say thanks to Ruud for providing such an enjoyable creation. My love.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |

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