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UNFOLD THE FUTURE

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 549 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Even Though Unfold The Future was released between two of the least interesting TFK albums (The Rainman and Adam & Eve), this double studio CD is one of their very best and, of time of writing, the only one in this new millenium to be par to their early classic effords. A real great feat for a band who seemed a little lost after Flower Power.

CD 1 is almost perfect. It starts with the now classic epic The Truth Will Set You Free. 30 minutes of pure Flower King's trademark sound. Very inspiring song that is so good it is worth the price of the CD alone (and the main reason I bought it, since I did not know anything else from it beforehand) . But there is more, of course. The flow of songs is fantastic and all of them are above average at least. CD 1 is, easily, up to their last classic, Space Revolver. Newcomer Zoltan Cs÷rsz proves himself as a fantastic drummer.

Cd 2, in my opinion, is not that great. And yet, it can't be dismissed as crap or full of leftovers. In fact some songs are very good, but, as expected in a such a long work in a short period of time, there are some fillers and some excessive experimentations that border self indulgency (The Devil's Danceschool) and pretentioness. Still, nothing's really bad. It's more jazzy and experimental than CD 1 and if you're into this kind of music, go for it.

Conclusion: a magnificent work, one of the greatest TFK CDs ever. It caught me by surprise at a time I was beginning to think that their glory days remained in the 90's.Maybe not as accessible as the first 3, but stil a great find and was I happy to invest such a valuable money in this expensive import. I'd gladly to do it over again. I rated it 4,5 stars. Highly recommended to any prog fan.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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