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4.01 | 120 ratings

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5 stars If we admit "Si partie 1" is the absolute masterpiece of this fabulous group, "Prélude à la ruine" and "Barbares" are very close behind.

Despite its energy, this third record of Nemo is essentially symphonic. The metal influences will be much more evident in he following records, more especially "Si partie 2" & "Barbares". But Nemo really contributes to renew the symphonic rock : we are far away from the interesting but limited neo prog of IQ or Pendragon. We are closer to the big prog masters like Yes.

Nemo's members have the virtuosity and musicianship of the Flower Kings (The top prog group nowadays in my opinion) but without the (very controled) creative madness of Roine Stolt. This music is a perfect fusion of pure beauty and energy, sustended by obvious inventive abilities and exceptionnal skill.

To my mind, Nemo is, without any doubt, on the third step of the podium after the Flower Kings and Transatlantic.

Kjarks | 5/5 |


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