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3.13 | 35 ratings

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3 stars Phylter is an obscure symphonic prog band from Belgium who release a single album so far in 1978 selftitled. The music they've play is rather eclectic to my ears with of course symphonic arrangements , but don't expect to be something a la Genesis , Yes or other symph giants of the '70, is more towars in sound like their country fellows Machiavel . A little dull and usual symph prog in places but filled with a lots of synthesizers and organs that gives a special feel to it, not far from typical late '70's band like Machiavel and even in places some Nessie traces are obvious. All pieces stand as good to me, not a weak moment as a whole, but not something special either, a worthy album to be listened from time to time. I like very much the choruses from the first 3 pieces - Overture, Dreams of yesterday and Phylter, in fact the best from here, better even than last track a near 15 min of good symp prog but not excellent. Patrick Philips did a great job on this album both on vocals not to mention on keys, the rest of the musicians are good no doubt , but they don't shine as on other albums from late '70's, they've done what they know best - prog music. So , beside the fact that the previous reviewer said almost all about them, to me remains only to tell you that this album worth some spind if you enjoy '70's prog obscure symph bands. 3 stars easely, not among the top of Begium's great prog music, but not a bad album either.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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