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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

4.03 | 592 ratings

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4 stars Here is another band I've been listening to a whole lot lately. They do the whole symphonic prog thing, but take it to another level. This isn't your typical serious prog, highly focused on making tight compositions. It's FUN! Really it is! The music is really catchy and energetic. It really gets me in a good mood with all the hopping synth lines. However, the composition is also excellent. Roine Stolt's guitar work is all over the place. He's quite a talented guitar player, but he's also got a lot of feeling. The same goes to all the band members. Composition is a top priority here, but it doesn't detract from the music. Melody always seems to come first.

That doesn't mean classic prog fans will be appalled by it though. They take all the aspects of the classics such as Gentle Giant and Yes, but expand upon them. It's got syncopation, time signature and tempo changes, complex harmonies, and all. So musicians can really appreciate it, but so can people who just wanna hear a good tune. This band is recommended!

Fight Club | 4/5 |


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