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2.86 | 39 ratings

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The Crow
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2 stars Debut album from one of the most interesting prog band from France!

And here can we hear the trademark sound of the band with the use of La L'ode (an instrument created expressly by Claude Leonetti), the great vocals from Dominique, use of marimba, tons of folk influences and darker passages, with even cabaret influences.

But the problem is the very irregular songwriting, which makes that the album has a pair of good tracks with lots of forgettable ones. The band has all the elements here, but they did not know how to mix them yet.

Best Tracks: Une Ombre Au Tableau (fine opener), Un Hiver (beautiful vocals here) and Merci (a song which displays the capabilities of the band to create great folk and Arabic sounding melodies)

Conclusion: an irregular yet interesting album, Amn'sie shows the great potential of a band which would make very good record in successive years. They just needed to concrete their ideas and style, and improve the songwriting. Luckily, they learned how to do that in their next record.

Definitely, not the best place to start for newcomers, because this album gives a wrong impression from this otherwise fantastic band... For fans only!

My rating: **

The Crow | 2/5 |


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