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Rainbow Theatre


Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 81 ratings

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5 stars If someone asked me now which is my favorite album i would say instanly Fantasy of Horses. And that is because this album express my feelings so well that make me extremely sad and extremely happy at the same time. I would say that this album brings melancholic feelings with happy edges in general. I really can't imagine why someone would give a less than 5 stars to this album.

The first thing that blew me away was the drumming. I have never experienced such a wonderfull rythms and patterns from a drum set. You 'll propably say that i exaggerate but if you listen to the album and especially the 'City Night Life' you will understand me.

The second special part of this masterpiece is the expressive sorowful operatic vocals that will haunt me forever. In the start of track 'Fantasy of Horses' these vocals adds so much melancholy that very few songs have expressed. But if you can't handle so much sadnes, don't worry, the magic here is that the sad moments replaced by happy ones and vice versa. There is no a sad or happy tracks, everyone has both. Bass is very noticable also. And thank God for that. Mr. McKinnon plays some unreal parts that will blow your mind. This record wouldn't be near nice as now without his playing.Also i really enjoyed the smart trombone parts on the album that brings so much energy! Its sound fits really good with the complex bass playing.

I think 'Fantasy of the Horses' is one of the most underrated records in rock history. And ofcourse i believe that this obscure masterpiece deserves 5 stars.

oracus | 5/5 |


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