Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Khatsaturjan - Aramed Forces Of Simantipak CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.87 | 47 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Marty McFly
Special Collaborator
Errors and Omissions Team
5 stars Do you like Queen music but were afraid that they were not enough Prog to be masterpiece ? Well, this is your lucky day, because there is Khatsaturjan now, combining extremely melodic with Many elements ---> Renaissance like music, choirs, preludes a su-ludes (when we suppose su as suffix).

Or should I say Symphonic, as this is big concept project intended to be homage to 20th century composer, Aram Khachaturian and it is recommended to read his biography, listen to some of his works, but it's not compulsory. His story is quite sad, one of those underrated and banned persons in mankind history. It helps me to understand the music better.

However, music here is more complex than those of Queen. Of course, they weren't trying to be complex, band difficult to "understand", but they've been making good music anyway.

Aramed Forces of Simantipak is album that I dare to say will address almost everyone, but mostly those who enjoy listening orchestrated music. Even most of classical instruments are simulated, it's really mostly just feeling of orchestra, nothing real, because there are just standard Prog rock instruments.

Singing is good, language is English and this fact makes interesting analogy, when we assume that they are Swedish band singing about Armenian composer, who was at time part of Soviet realm, while singing it all in English.

Album is long and I'm glad for that, because the more of this music, the better. I don't think that there is one particular single strong track, they all are composition which can be separated, but when together, it makes solid block (no, not Soviet block please).

5(-), because after so many hours of listening, I still feel good when listening it. And of course, because of mentioned reasons.

Unique experience.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this KHATSATURJAN review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.