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Symphonic Prog

3.39 | 30 ratings

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3 stars This band has been quite discreet: two albums released in a five years period and that's it.

While being referenced in the symphonic genre, they are sounding more to the neo-prog music as far as I'm concerned. Vocals are average, low pitched and quite uniform. Passion is next door.

These guys are from the Scandinavian scene, and obviously they have learned some of the best angles of it. When I talk about the best angles of this great musical initiative, I mean the superb mellotron which is available here and there ("Nostradamus") on this album.

You might know that I am deeply addicted to this instrument (as dear old Erik). But some fine of these notes aren't sufficient to make a great album. The music is overall pleasant, but innovations are alien. I could have coped with this feeling with an album released in the early seventies, but hey! This one saw the light in 2001.

At times, the good guitar work sounds like some "Dire Straits" one at times. All in all, if you except some fine mellotron lines and deep keyboards parts ("Middelveis"), there is hardly anything great to remember from this album.

Good musicians, fine melodies, gorgeous mellotron ("Jublende Rekker"), heavy prog angles ("Døende Stein"), decent (but no more) song writing is what you can except from this album. A good exercise after all. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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