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Druid - Toward the Sun / Fluid Druid CD (album) cover

TOWARD THE SUN / FLUID DRUID

Druid

 

Symphonic Prog

3.58 | 20 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The two only albums on one CD from a band which has been branded as a clone band. A Yes clone, that is.

The music here is pretty much down that road, yes. Then again, there is nothing wrong with Yes. Fluid Druid is the best album of their two albums. Although a bit too much lightweight symphonic prog at at times, the songs here are good. The problem with Druid is that none of their members, as musicians, was anywhere near the same league as the individual Yes members. It is kind of trying to race a Formula 1 car with a Chrysler people carrier. Sooner or later, you end up in the forest. Druid does that quite often, in fact. In particular on their Towards The Sun album which proves that cloning also requires skills. That album is nothing more than OK.

Taken into account is the good value for money here and my admiration of Yes. As clones, Starcastle is a better alternative than Druid. But this album is worth an investment if you find it for a reasonable price.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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