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MESTRE

Petrus Castrus

 

Symphonic Prog

3.23 | 30 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars An interesting band from Portugal.

This album was released when Portugal was run by a fascist military junta. Their lyrics was about freedom and that was a bit of a clash with this political regime. Their lyrics is therefore supposed to be excellent. So far, so good.

The music comes across as a mix of space rock like Pink Floyd and Eloy, Italian symphonic prog like PFM and prog folk like Harmonium (their second album). This is a good mixture of styles.

The songs are driven by some rather good vocals, piano and Hammond organ. The sound is rather more space rock than symphonic prog. The sound quality is acceptable, but nothing more. This album was recorded in difficult circumstances and the band got the best out of the situation.

It is therefore a pity that there is not really any good songs here, besides of the good title track. The rest of the songs is nodding away and is easy forgetable. Even after ten times listening over a period of three weeks, I am not able to remember anything from this album. The music is pleasant, but forgetable. Besides of the title track, I do not find this album enjoyable. I am sorry.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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