Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Ange - Au-delà du délire CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 310 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
4 stars Although my French isn't quite up to following what Ange singing about, there's no denying that the vocals are absolutely key to this album . With the band deploying a wide range of background instrumentation, with a style ranging from near-classical to spacey interludes to acoustic ballads to brooding rock, the singing and narration is what ties it all together. Even if you aren't a French speaker, you can't resist being moved by the emotional crescendos delivered in tracks such as Les Longues Nuits d'Isaac.

This album is often compared to Genesis - usually because of the theatricality involved, but musically speaking there's more than a few connections, not least in the keyboard work of the Decamps and in particular the juxtaposing of acoustic guitar and mellotron, a combination which perhaps finds its peak on Exode (which also sees a switch to engaging electric guitar towards the end of the track).

Warthur | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ANGE review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives