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ZALMOXE

Sfinx

 

Eclectic Prog

4.13 | 72 ratings

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Obersturmbannprogger
2 stars Wow, im very surprised from the amount of such positive reviews in this case. I have listened to this album many times and always have ended with mixed feelings. Its not a bad album, but i simply rarely hear some originality here (really only except sparse used Gregorian style chorals) and it leaves me always cold and uninterested. Its some kind of concept album with a bit of folky hints and traces of Balkan music (too few, a pity), but it fails to interest me to try to discover the story behind the music.

Its typical late 70s overblown symphonic rock with heavy use of synths, full of cliches and even with hints of poppy vocal harmonies (albeit well done) ala Styx for example. I have heard it so many times before and often better played and composed...

Musicianship is good, but nothing extraordinary happens here. Another major drawback for me is the dull recording production, very average guitar tone and overall dead sound. Yes, on the other side i understand that during brutal communist regime in that era its really nearly a miracle to hear such album from this country. I prefer their first album over this one and overall their colleagues Phoenix is a better choice for me.

I have nothing to say more, 2 or max. 2,5 stars.

Obersturmbannprogger | 2/5 |

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