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DIAGONAL

Diagonal

 

Eclectic Prog

4.13 | 215 ratings

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progaeopteryx
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4 stars Diagonal's debut caught my attention after reading some very positive reviews and I have to agree with the other reviewers here that this one seems like it was transported in time from 1970 to the present. Doctor Who, thank you!

Diagonal is made up of seven members. And check out the instruments each plays above. Quite a skilled group! And the variety! Spaced-out moments, psychedelic rock, weird and changing time signatures, Hammond organ chugging along, complicated bass riffs, glorious Mellotron. I hear influences from all that was great in the 1970s including the likes of Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, King Crimson, The Doors, Caravan, and early Camel. Highlights are the last two tracks, especially the Mellotron-soaked last track.

In the same league as Astra's The Weirding. Easily worth four stars.

progaeopteryx | 4/5 |

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