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Prog Folk

4.16 | 548 ratings

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5 stars Ahhh, what a wonderful hidden gem, and by that, I do mean hidden. Good luck finding this on vinyl. However, it's worth the effort to find it, an incredible release.

This is a very disturbing album. Not disturbing as in blood, gore, eat your heart out, but more along the lines of creepy, sick, and twisted, but with wonderful folk music and a myriad of instruments. If I had to compare them to something other proggers would know, I would say a Jethro Tull that had a very disturbing childhood. But that really doesn't do this album much justice. What's great moreso is that it's unlike many albums, yet you still find yourself enjoying it in some way, as if their is some evil force in all of us.

Highlights here are the opener Diana, Drip Drip, Song to Comus, and The Bite. Song To Comus is probably the most accessible. The two disturbing tracks, Drip Drip and The Bite. Drip Drip is prog folk at its finest, my personal favorite, and just an incredibly unbelievable song. All instruments lend their effect to create an atmosphere that can envelope you with emotion as you hear the chilling tale unfolding. The Bite is a sharp and eerie song about the hanging of a Christian man.

Definitely more out there than many a prog band, but out there in a good and refreshing way. This is a classic gem that deserves its high praise by those who have had the chance to hear it. My favorite folk delight, an absolutely essential listen.

OpethGuitarist | 5/5 |


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