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Magic Pie


Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 282 ratings

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4 stars 2005 best kept secret.

Almost everything's been done in progressive rock. So many great bands emerged, it's head cracking to find something fresh and genuine in the market. The newest fashion could be electronica or the sudden empahasis of metal progressive. Talking about metal, the genre tooked so much space in 3 years, and guess what? Magic Pie is tending a tad towards it.

Norway is perhaps THE country exporting the most viking/ power prog in the known universe. Magic Pie is certainly influenced by this national caracteristic. But, this is much more than showing off what you can do. And Magic Pie is not only showing off, it's really something fresh and intelligent. For a first album, this is convincing, mature and comforting (considering the mucho dineros you paid for it). They should've print on the cover: 'Great replay value'. The big Granny Smith apple didn't attract me at first, I was scared of a Spock's Beard clone or worst, another Transatlantic / Flower Kings wannabe.To me, this is a sceal of longevity. Not because it's ticking an impressive 75 minutes, but the richness and the enjoyment the record provides.

Yes, this record is happy, happy, happy merry little bunny. This rocks in every songs, not much quiet moments and some parts are simply anthem to sing out loud. Much like the Flower Kings, but with much more testosterone in the guitar and keyboard rythms. Some parts are almost as hot as Riverside, many times I wondered if somebody changed the record without telling me. The first 3 songs are quite Spock's Beard/ FK but the rest is getting more original with more keyboard solos (a la Signals from Rush) and fierce energy. Good, good material with both of the best worlds.

A very nice gift from a fantastic year that's been 2005.

A safe choice. Very much like an attractive accountant.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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