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Prog Folk

3.96 | 20 ratings

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4 stars Hexvessel doesn't seem to well known at all here! Very surprising. Anyway, this is a very interesting album. Very interesting blend of folk, psychedelic and prog. At times it reminds me of Comus (not as dark and 'furious' though). The most fascinating thing about this album to me is the atmosphere it creates. Yes it can remind you of a few 70's bands but the album feels very fresh to me overall. The manner in which the exotic instruments (flute, mandolin, harp, clarinet, violin etc.) are used in pure genius. Not overdone. They're used in short bursts (very similar to the way these instruments are used in Comus's First Utterance). Another plus point is the weird eerie sounding chords and the way those dark, eerie moments seamlessly flow into epic beautiful moments! Feels very natural. I don't want to describe the album anymore. No track by track review. I've just given a feel of what to expect from this album. Cheers!
ataraxis | 4/5 |


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