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THE BATTLE

Aperco

 

Eclectic Prog

3.84 | 19 ratings

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Kingsnake
3 stars This album caught my attention, because the biography said their music would be 70's symphonic rock.

The album starts really promising with the intro, wich features flute, and sounds like Snow Goose-era Camel. The rest of the album sounds rather dull, and tends to focus more on Pink Floyd and 80's neoprog with bits of Yes en King Crimson thrown in The production is not clear but sounds really amateuristic and more like a demo here and there. But that's not the problem. That can sound really vintage, and that's fine by me.

One problem is the songwriting, wich sounds too generic. "I've heard it all before" is my reaction to almost every song. On top of that, the vocals are off-key and really the weakest point on this album.

There are upsides; the guitar and piano sound great, also the flute is a nice touch. When the band plays instrumental it's really great. Apart from the mixing of the drums. The drums sound like wet boxes.

Maybe the next album will have a more unique sound, and a clearer production. And less Pink Floyd-ripping off.

Kingsnake | 3/5 |

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