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3.93 | 119 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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3 stars Aurum Nostrum's lush arrangements, impeccable instrumental work, and complex songwriting leaves very little room for criticism. The album is a well mounted slice of classic prog-rock that won't disappoint fans seeking that early '70's sound; however, while I don't feel right criticizing Sinkadus' performance here--I can't really find that much to praise either.

This album left me cold, or rather, uninterested. They're operating in a prog-rock template that seems to restrain as much as it inspires. The high-points don't hit very hard, and the serene moments aren't contrasted enough for me. The group sticks to more or less the same vibe throughout the album. I like it OK, but never feel like I could love it. And, for better or worse, the comparisons to Anglagard are well founded.

As I reflect, I don't think I've listened to the Anglagard albums in my collection for several years; maybe that's one of the reasons why Aurum Nostrum sits comfortably as a 3-star release. It will no doubt appeal to those seeking some very European prog-rock to sit alongside the giants of the genre, but won't pull in casual fans or those not adjusted to symphonic indulgences.

Songwriting: 3 - Instrumental Performances: 4 - Lyrics/Vocals: 2 (in Swedish) - Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

Prog Leviathan | 3/5 |


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