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D'APRÈS LE HORLA DE MAUPASSANT

The Box

 

Crossover Prog

4.18 | 57 ratings

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pollux
4 stars Wow! Long gone are the "poppy days" This album show a rare maturity for a band of this kind of background. Their latest opus ranks as a very solid prog-rock album, a contender for a Best of 2009 list...at least mine. I discovered the band under a new light. The beautiful and haunting melodies could easily feature on a lot of classic prog albums. The narration "effect" also hightens the overall quality and impact of this disc. The stories inspired by Guy De Maupassant novels kept me listening attentively through the tracks...a lot more than usual I should add as I have a tendency to tune out every now and then when the lyrics get weaker. Far from it with this one! Overall a strong 4.25 stars for this great record. I wouldn't call it flawless but i have not found a weak track yet.
pollux | 4/5 |

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