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Symphonic Prog

4.01 | 60 ratings

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5 stars HECENIA "Legends", in my opinion one underestimated and unknown album, at least is my impression when I saw the small reviews number (only 5 until now) and 38 ratings for an album released 26 years ago ! I recognize how are infinite the progressive rock "world", but I think due the 80's are called for a countless prog rock fans "The Lost Decade" with a very few detached albuns, this one deserves more attention. In fact this is a exceptional album and in spite the use of drum programing this feature don't diminish the quality of arrangements ( curiously I can't perceive this drum programming until I learn the set list of the album)... The music is a sumptuous symphonic prog in the vein of 70's masters like YES, GENESIS, EL&P with great keyboards and guitar parts and a strong rhythmic section. The track 1 "Hecenia" breaks the silence in glorious overture moment with 3 min 42 sec and the music take a more calm "landscape" with pedal-volume guitar follow by one bucolic theme in Genesis or Mike Oldfield's mood and returns to initial sumptuous overture peak . The track 2 "Le Passage" shows with his trade mark the proeminence of keyboards (a clearly Wakeman's influence), although the other instruments performance are great just as the vocals parts and the same I can say about track 3 "Le Grimoire". The track 4 ' La Vieille Femme Et La Chandelle" have their great point starting about the middle of track and break out in a great climax with acoustic/ electric guitars melodies and a magistral final keyboards passage with a "smell" of a happy conclusion !!! My rate is 5 stars !!! Without a trace of doubt !!!
maryes | 5/5 |


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