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ADONIS

Anyone's Daughter

 

Symphonic Prog

4.01 | 184 ratings

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Hrychu
5 stars Round his cold heart, well after their sweet pain, they'll never gather strength... or find a home again.

I could go on and on how much I love Adonis by Anyone's Daughter. But I don't want to bore you so here are the core things which make the album so great.

1. The 20 minute epic.

I'm always happy whenever I see a prog band include a 20 minute epic on an LP. The title track here is the perfect example on how to make it awesome. First of all, it avoids these 2 common pitfalls - too much solos and/or bad balance. Because of that, it keeps you immersed till the very end. The first part is the perfect introduction. Kinda dark, it basically drags you into the world of Adonis and makes you want more. The synth section and vocal interplay blows my mind on so many levels. Part 2 is a rocker and it delivers sweet, extremely well balanced solos with a strategically thought up groove change. Part 3 is the prog part. It offers its melodic side and the crazy noodles living in perfect harmony. The finale (fittingly titled Epitaph) is the romantic triumphant anthem after the long journey.

2. Great musicianship.

The playing here absolutely rocks! They frigging nailed it! The drummer is a beast. The guitarist's solos are dream-like, bluesy but also technical without gravitating too much towards any of the aforementioned styles. It's so consistently powerful! The basslines fit the style incredibly well and the vocals, although with a slight accent are NOT DISTRACTING AT ALL! I'm stunned.

3. The shorter, supporting tracks

Blue House is a little instrumental piece with a romantic feel. Great! Sally is the little sing-songy number for a change. Great cute tune even though I don't quite get what it's about. ;p The closer - Anyone's Daughter (not to be confused with the DP song of the same name) is a pure hard rocking, smoking hot bomb with crazy Hammond parts.

This album is a symphonic masterpiece. Period.

Hrychu | 5/5 |

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