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3.97 | 310 ratings

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4 stars The best known album by the band. Vocals are getting more theatrical, the music flows better than on the debut album but there is also less complexity and roughness.

The first short piece is more dramatic than it is good due to organ and vocals.

"Les Longues Nuits D'Isaac" is a decent dark-sounding piece balanced by melodic singing as well as unusually dramatic vocals.

The third song is marred by unbereable vocals in the main focus that overshadow instruments.

To rescue comes a subdued "Balade Pour Une Orgie" that hints at medieval influences.

"Exode" has a celebrational feeling. Acoustic guitar duo with organ in the background and normal singing voice are welcome change. The intensive part with propulsive drums and strong organ reminds of early Genesis.

"Fils Du Lumiere" is another dramatic but catchy number that is well arranged in its 4-minute length.

The tile song features unusual medieval time signatures in the first half. Then, suddenly and quickly, a relaxing outro theme with dominating guitar starts and lets listener enjoy repetitive but graduating loops of solemn progressive rock music.

This album is on par with the debut album and yet they are quite different in terms of composition, ambitions and style.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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