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4.08 | 694 ratings

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4 stars Epilog is a kit of innumerable, excellent, complex, virtuously played, beautiful fragments. If the mood of the debut album was already very intense, offered pure melancholy and was still independent despite the retrospective ingredients, "Epilog" takes all of this to the extreme. It impresses and captivates on such a high level.

The three long pieces on this album captivate you and inevitably cast a spell over you. Deathly sad sound patterns alternate, only intoned by flute and piano, with atmospheric landscapes created by acoustic guitar and Hammond organ, then violent electrical discharges from the guitar and bass, plus a rumble of thunder from the drums. The rather thin vocals that still existed in "Hybris" have been completely replaced by instrumentation, but is it not purely instrumental.

An incredibly dense atmosphere is built up and it lasts trough the whole record. Also, there are few real melodies; mainly the band wallows in melancholy riffs and dense arrangements with many quiet passages, from which eruptive scraping bass and howling guitars break out again and again, outstanding symphonic prog record.

prog_traveller!! | 4/5 |


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