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Prog Folk

3.46 | 46 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
5 stars One of the top masterpiece from France , this UFO is a real gem. Obviously inspired by Gentle Giant and in a lesser way Gryphon, this is a good adaptation of medieval music to a good concept prog album. If one must categorize this then be it in folk-prog then as this is very much acoustic and the french lyrics are a joy to read. The story is not really linear but all the numbers are linked by the lyrics that aim at the dark ages without all of that heroic-fantasy stuff. The bonus track were from an album to be that never came and although slightly unfinished they hint at another real masterpiece in the making.I think this would have been a tremendous poke at mass consumption. UNLIKE MOST PEOPLE, I RARELY GIVE FIVE STAR TO AN ALBUM SO BELIEVE ME THIS IS REALLY A NUGGET, ESPECIALLY THAT THIS WENT ALMOST UNNOTICED AT THE TIME OF RELEASE (PUNK ERA)
Sean Trane | 5/5 |


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