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Symphonic Prog

3.41 | 14 ratings

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Steve Hegede
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3 stars I started to like "Sobre el Abismo" ...until the vocalist opened his mouth! As a 1970s Venezuelen prog rock band, FICCION were not known to exist. Thanks to the research work from the French prog label Musea, collectors will be able to add this band to their collection. Instrumentally, these guys were good. We find a three-piece band, influenced by ELP, offer Hammond and Moog-based symphonic prog with a strong Latin American sound. The music isn't on par with groups like FUSIOON from Spain, or Le ORME from Italy, but FICCION are okay. Their music reminds me mostly of the 80s Mexican prog scene. Unfortunately, and like I've mentioned before about countless other prog bands, the vocals are rather mediocre. They are either flat and lifeless, or completely out-of-tune. I'm not sure why great musicians who carefully record complex instrumental music insist on leaving mediocre vocals on their final product. Anyway, if you can overcome that fact, and enjoy collecting rare South American prog CDs, then FICCION should be kept in mind.
Steve Hegede | 3/5 |


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