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Amazing Blondel


Prog Folk

3.37 | 38 ratings

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2 stars The long suite (over 20 minutes) that opens this album is actually more a succession of short and individual tracks than actually an epic song. Most of the sections are clearly identifiable and the flute parts are the most enjoyable ones.

The start is somewhat too medieval and typically sounds like British (old) folklore. Still, once you have accepted this fact, their style is positive and animated with some fine and original instruments. Now, to tell you that I am blown away by "Fantasy Lindum" would be daring.

Some nice acoustic and classical guitar sections are the second best ones (after the fluting). But, when vocals are entering the scene, the "Old England" feeling is somewhat exacerbated; a bit too much to be honest. But it is a peaceful fresco.

To tell you the truth it sounds much more to a pure and folkish affair than prog (even folk related). But this feeling is conveyed throughout their works. The short songs from the second part of this work confirm this. In this respect, "To Ye" is probably the best example.

The whole of this second part is quite weak. I can't really find one good track and the closing "Siege Of Yaddlethorpe" is quite ? embarrassing. Five out of ten is really my maximum rating. But I reduce it to two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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