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After Crying

 

Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 95 ratings

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Norbert
4 stars After 6 years the leading progressive/art rock band of my country relased a long awaited album, with a very fitting and creative album cover. After Crying prove again that they are absolutely fabulous musicians and arrangers, each band member does a great job on his instrument. Actually I would like hear more cello from Péter Pejtsik and more trumpet from Balázs Winkler. Especially the latter is a master of his instrument. The role of Pejtsik's wife Judit Andrejszki is also a bit too limited, she has an absolutely superb voice. We have a new singer here, namely Zoltán Bátky, this is probably the best album on he has ever performed, along with the classic of Hungarian progressive metal called Angelo Salutante by Stonehenge. This is basically a well-thought concept album, mainly a critic of modern consumist materialist world. Musically, AC sound rockier than ever, there are less instrumental parts, than some of their earlier works. Many genres are incorporated, but basically this is a classic adventurous symphonic/chamber prog. For me there are bit too much borrowed material. They are always credited, so no plagiarism here, but it is a bit disturbing that many tracks are feature ideas of other authors. Various parts of Dvorak's New World Symphony occur here and there, the excellent Secret Service conatins a quote from King crimson's Easy Money and Ravel's Bolero. An excellent addition to any colection, even if I would not call it essential.
Norbert | 4/5 |

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