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Symphonic Prog

3.91 | 31 ratings

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5 stars Yes, this is a masterpiece.

Erik de Vroomen is the big man behind this brilliant album. He combines rock, classic, fusion, symphonic, ambient and even pop into 76 minutes musical piece. Of course this album is in fact several large epics and some shorter songs in between, but in basically all songs belong to the same concept.

The production is typically 90's with lots of reverb, electronic drums, rockfusion-guitars etc. When Erik is not satisfied with synth-sounds he uses classical instruments to enhance the sound, wich makes the music also classical. So a symphonic rock-album it is. But some parts are more rock-fusion with lots of funky bassplaying and heavy guitarsoloiing.

The overall atmosphere is depressive and doomy, but only to tell the story. The vocalists are all very stunning, especially Marie-Claire Cremers in the pop/rock pieces and Andrea Rieche and Gabriele Wunderer in the operatic pieces.

Kingsnake | 5/5 |


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