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Symphonic Prog

3.91 | 204 ratings

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4 stars "Fruupp" is a very pleasant Irish band that produced four albums. And little known, which is a bit of a pity. They are considered as a third division player but some of their work is truely excellent.

When I listen to "Decision" I can only be reinforced in my idea. Frenetic guitar, great rhythm, pleasant vocals This song is rather complex. It changes from mood a lot of times : from delicate piano to jazzy to melodic and fully raging at times. A highlight for this album but overall it is a very good song. Same scenario (but less well achieved and varied for "As Day Breaks With Dawn").

"Fruupp" 's sound is not as soft as one could think while reading their bio. They often combine rocky elements with tranquil passages. Like "Graveyard Epistle". A very dynamic section opens the song which features some very harmonious vocals. "Lord Of The Incubus" is another excellent piece of music. Several genres are being involved here : symphonic, straight rock, even classic rock'n'roll. But the listener is transported into this voyage quite nicely. Another highlight.

But we are not yet finished! If you fancy a true symphonic song, here we go with "Olde Tyme Future". A pure jewel. Maybe close to "Camel" but to a "Camel" that still does not exist...("Snow Goose" or "Moonmadness"). It is pure beauty, maybe too much and mellow but very relaxing and melodic. Actually, it reminds me more a band like "Rousseau".

Another highlight of this good album is "Song For A Thought". A so sweet and languish intro

This album should be on your list if you like soft symphonic prog. At times, the band is rocking a little bit but the general mood consists of quiet guitar breaks, pleasant vocals and light keyboards. It is a combination that I appreciate quite a bit. I am hesitant in terms of rating. I had temporarily rated it as a three stars but I've just upgrade it to four. Seven out of ten would be more my opinion. How interesting it would be to be able to use a more accurate rating.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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