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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.44 | 445 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars The sixth album of the Swedish symphonic prog believers!

But this time, despite the incorporation of the Jaime Salazar's drums, part of the magic of previous work is gone due to the subpar songwriting which makes that along with some splendid long pure symphonic prog compositions (Last Minute on Earth, Road to Sanctuary, City of Angles) we find a pair of really insubstantial and less inspired ones (World Without a Heart, The Rainmaker, Elaine...)

This fact makes the hearing of the album rather frustrating and dull in the long term, because if the short tracks were better or directly gone, we would be talking about another complete success of The Flower Kings.

Best Tracks: the longer ones! And Sword of God, because its great guitar riffs.

Conclusion: being very similar in style than the previous records, this time The Flower Kings suffered from an irregular songwriting that even the incredible playing of all the members of the band could not compensate.

Nevertheless, The Rainmaker is still good enough and it contains three or four jewels of the best symphonic prog out there!

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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