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Symphonic Prog

3.30 | 36 ratings

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Hogweed Returns
4 stars The fourth album of the Mandalaband is a step forward. Where the third album misses balance this one has far more better songs and is a nice album to listen to. The songs have heads and tales (in Dutch: kop en staart) and especially 3 songs of the album makes it coherent. I will mention the best song on the album (at least for me): England's Heart and Soul. This song brings me back to the Eye Of Wendor and give me goosebumps, it could also be a hitsingle. There is also a nice rehearsal clip on Youtube of this song with the full band in action. The contribution of Marc Atkinson on vocals and ofcourse Wooly Wolstenholme of BJH (RIP) with a new version of Galadriel sung by the master himself makes it special. The first song on the album A Bloodlineline Born is also a highlight. You can't find the third and fourth album on Spotify, i don't know the reason maybe music licensing. I hope there will be a fifth album, already 10 years have past now, i shall check the website for more details. I rate this album with 3 stars but the 3 special songs on the album makes it 4. Have a fine listening.

Hogweed Returns | 4/5 |


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