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XII Alfonso


Symphonic Prog

2.41 | 22 ratings

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2 stars The last album from this French band to date, shares as little properties with the symphonic genre than all its predecessors.

You can name it jazzy, ambient or whatever you like; but not symphonic prog. I have not been a passionate fan of their albums: from their debut ("The Lost Frontier") to the "Monet" saga; I have rated their albums with two stars. And this one falls in the same category.

Some synthetic electro beats during "Progress" aren't any of my liking to be honest and I was not really expecting this sort of music under the symph prog umbrella. But "XII Alfonso" is hard to categorize (eclectic maybe). This album is "under" expectations (although they were not high as far as I was concerned).

Repetitive and without passion: that's what we get here ("Knowledge I & II", "Memories" etc.). To name them all would be like naming each track of this work. IMHHO, very few fans form the symphonic genre could be coping with the music offered on this "Under" album.

Nothing worth more than two stars. As each of their previous albums actually.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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