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Symphonic Prog

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5 stars While randomly reading back an old issue of a certain music magazine, with an interview from a certain swedish mastermind. I came across the name Camel, although it took quite a while to buy an album the first one i came across was Moonmadness (i loved the while snow covered plains that inhabited the cover) I took me a few listens to get used to this new sound (wasn't used to this sort of symphonic prog, as i was into more metal at the time)

The whole album is really like some sort of weird lucid dream i'm not sure how else to describe it. It's really atmospheric in my opinion, and it really got me hooked with the opener Aristillus (i'm not sure the instrument used maybe a flute?! but its got a really tasty sound to it) Song within a Song (at first i wasn't aware it wasn't supposed to be an upbeat happy song, until a friend told me and i listened to it again finding the misery within so to speak) Chord Change (a really, what word should I use...Nice maybe yeah its a nice song to say the least with its start and stop tempo at the beginning and going into the song gets even nicer) Spirit of the Water (a short keyboard driven song with distorted vocals, its really quite eerie isn't it? But its a good song) Another Night (I love the drums and guitar on this song and Andy Latimer's vocals are very melodic and easy on the ears) Air Born (Now i know this has got to be a flute opening the song, a very tasty song probably my favorite song on the album Lunar Sea (Probably my second favorite, a long 9 minute song which doesn't ever get boring, a great end to a brilliant album)

A terrific album to say the least and very highly recommended to anybody who's into Prog. The only score that can be given is 5*

deathlifereborn | 5/5 |


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