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Symphonic Prog

3.64 | 49 ratings

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3 stars Completely in sync with the general appraisal, I can confirm that for me as well this is indeed Ange's strongest offering since Guet-Apens, released no less then 23 years earlier. The album runs for no less then 74 minutes and offers a lot for everybody's appetite, maybe a bit too much even for one sitting. Ange tries their hand at almost anything and even though most songs don't resemble anything from the 70s, it's still undoubtedly Ange, sounding very much at ease in 2001.

The opening track is an ominous track with a big industrial feel, almost like The Young Gods in an ambient rocking mood, rather then anything else Ange has done. Also Cueillir les Fruits applies a similar modern sound to that strong songwriting that was absent for such a long time on Ange albums. Almost every track adds something new, such as folk-chanson on Adrénaline, vaudeville on Farces et Attrapes, heavy Prog on Culinaire Lingus, bombastic pop on Les Odeurs de Cousine, fine balladry on Interieur Nuit, neo-prog on Univers er Nirvana and 2 closing epics that won't disappoint.

Depending on your taste, some songs will appeal more to you then others, but with 12 strong titles to chose from every one can select his own 50 minute selection out of it. Strong 3.5 for Ange.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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