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4.21 | 76 ratings

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4 stars Slovak leading symphonic prog fusion band Fermata is well-known by its album "Huascaran". Not many of fans are familiar with their debut.

The band, established by former Collegium Musicum guitarist Frantisek Griglák at very first step of its career was a really interesting one though. Just five compositions, but what a great music! Still a bit raw, but very fresh music, combining very energetic ,but never aggressive guitar and keyboards passages. With many heavy and symphonic prog influences of the time, even on their debut band had their own sound and style.

The main difference between debut album and well-known "Huascaran" is the sound. On their debut there are much more real fusion elements, and still not so deeply arranged symphonic prog sound. I believe it's a question of taste, and symphonic prog lovers will obviously prefer "Huascaran", but everyone, searching for more fusion sound should check debut album as well.

And I'm almost sure that for many jazz fusion fans this album will sound more attractive with its more acoustic, heavy and adventurous music. In all cases, this work is one of the best examples of Eastern European symphonic prog fusion from mid 70-s, you should listen to it!

My rating - 4+!

snobb | 4/5 |


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