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Symphonic Prog

3.94 | 72 ratings

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4 stars I found this record to be a really nice hidden gem from my very own country! Amagrama's sound can be compared to their Argentinean pairs NEXUS but if you are looking for more known references you can see some resemblances in sound in ELP , TRANSATLANTIC , and ARS NOVA.

Amagrama's sound can be defined between instrumental tracks featuring mostly different layers of keyboards and tunes with a more commercial approach , though far from bad. The pros are the instrumentals by a country mile: The record starts with their strongest instrumental called "Ciclotimia" truly a keyboards fan heaven! and one of the strongest instrumentals I have ever heard in all symphonic prog!

Then the record includes three short instrumentals called El Vacio I and II and Vigilia , the first one has a much more heavy prog oriented sound remiscent of ARS NOVA. While the other two are short interludes based on keyboard sounds. "Fabulas de un titere" is a 7 minute long instrumental this time sharing participation between guitar and keyboards. "Dislaia" is a heavy prog sounding track , and the as a bonus track we have CRUCIS's "Recluso Artista" covered. Great stuff!

As regards the songs featuring vocals while is not a strong as the instrumentals are nowhere near bad. Ranging from uplifting tracks to slower ballads , they are pretty enjoyable tunes. I really liked this record but I cannot say is a masterpiece due to the fact that the tracks featuring vocals are not as strong as the instrumentals and the music the band performs is a bit monotonus , but for sure symphonic prog and neo prog fans will appreciate this record a lot

3.75 stars for me!

crimson87 | 4/5 |


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