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Prog Folk

4.00 | 35 ratings

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4 stars First of all, IMO, it is wrogly labeled here as Prog Folk. I have not listened to their first album yet, but in this one I can't hear any folk influences whatsoever. It is rather very dark symphonic prog with very complex song structure, and very rich sound, mainly because due to variety of instruments involved - there is plenty of keyboards, and apart from usual guitar, bass, drums you can also hear flute, violon, cello, verious percussions and even sitar. There are 5 main instrumentalists on this album plus one pure vocalist, plus six guest musicians, including female background vocals. This album (consisiting of 7 tracks) is sixty six and a half minutes of darkness, which will probably put you in a very sombre mood, however it is very much enjoyable. It is not an easy piece to swallow in one go, and requires certain tuning in from a listener. I had listened to it probably about ten times before I started this short review. By its darkness and melancholy it can remind of some scandinavian prog, and more obvious comparison I can make is with Morte Macabre (playing horror movies soundtracks), but, my God, how much better, more variable, more complex, and , in general, more interesting this album by Thork is! Highly recommended to all those prog lovers who like dark mood in music, and in any case an excellent addition to any prog music collection.
eugene | 4/5 |


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