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4 stars I love King Crimson. I love King Crimson so much that I even love a band that isn't King Crimson but sounds like King Crimson.

Right from the start, Anekdoten, with Mellotron, distorted bass, guitar, drums and cello, sounds amazingly like Bruford/Wetton/Cross era King Crimson. But that's not a bad thing. And the King Crimson influence actually spans almost all of the different band incarnations. The opening track, ,Karelia sounds alot like Sailor's Tale from Islands, as it might have been played by the Wetton era band. The song eventually changes to a riff that sounds more like Easy Money. Jan Erik Liljeström's vocal sound similar to Boz Burrell. One song sounds eerily similar to In The Wake Of Poseidon.

But don't get me wrong. Although most of this album will give you King Crimson flashbacks, the material is original enough to sound, for the most part, like an original band.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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