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THE HALL OF FLOATERS IN THE SKY

Omega

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.91 | 65 ratings

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Kingsnake
4 stars The second album on this website I rated, but never reviewed.

I hold this album very dearly. I got hold of it when I was 16 or 17 and had it on LP. I was captivated by the wonderful cover. And when I played it I immediately fell in love. I played a lot of Camel and Marillion back then, so they keyboards on the album were a feast to my ears.

The production by Peter Hauke is outstanding. The guitars and drums sound heavy, wich made this the hardest rocking progrock album I had back then.

Back then, I had never heard of Deep Purple or Uriah Heep so I thought Omega were kind of unique in their heavy approach to symphonic rock.

I can't give this one 5 stars, because I don't really care for the title track, but that's a short track anyway.

The rest of the songs are heavy, crunching, organ/guitar riff driven symphonic rock with a spacey feel and lots of instrumental sections. The band really was on fire on this album. And it's an absolute must for anyone who wants to hear heavy symphonic rock in the vein of Camel, Uriah Heep, (early) Eloy, (early) Queen etc, Manfred Mann's Earth band (mid seventies).

Kingsnake | 4/5 |

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