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Teru's Symphonia


Symphonic Prog

2.71 | 16 ratings

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1 stars Third work from this Japanese band and third times almost the same old story.

Very nice instrumental parts and awful and totally out of prog style Japanese vocals were the ingredients of their previous albums. On this one, they also forget about the great instrumental parts.

At this time of their career, I really don't understand any longer how is it possible to keep such weak a vocalist? She is absolutely dreadful. From start to finish. She wass ruining all the efforts of the band. And the most unbelievable is that she will stay during the whole career of the band. . How could you achieve this Mrs. Meguni Tokuhisa ? This is a complete mystery for me.

If you except this nightmare (but it is very difficult), the opening number ("Human Race Party") shows some great instrumental passages, somewhat pompous and fully in-line with ELP. Keys have the leading role (as during most of their songs). This will be the only bearable track. But I couldn't find anything worth to write about "The Clock". Same weak vocals but the whole song is sinking in the bottom of my rating scale. Almost nine boring minutes.

"Midnight Dreamer" is another joke for most of it. Part of the chorus is "sung" in English but I can't even tell if more than these two words are in English or in Japanese. The musical part falls totally apart. Directionless, pure improvisation at times. Useless.

This album is frankly their poorest one so far. Nothing to be remembered except an awful lot of boring moments. It is their most ELP- ish oriented album. Maybe that they were influenced by some of their Japanese colleagues in developing more into this style.

If ever you have the "chance" to get hold of this album, do me a favour. Just listen to "Twinkle Children" to understand how much I have suffered while doing this review. One rating possible : one star.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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