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2.53 | 8 ratings

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3 stars After hearing several albuns from Japanese band NOVELA such as La Songerie (1980), Sanctuary (1983 ), Harmagedon Story I (1983)... this Harmagedon Story II (1984) is that sounds more pleasant to me. Maybe, due the fact which this albun is that shows a sound more close of the sonority from TERU'S SYMPHONIA albuns, as for instance "Egg the Universe" & "Human Race Party" and especially to another release from Terutsugu Hyraiama entittled "Noi No Shiro" or "Castle of Noi" (Record Label : Crime records Catalogue # : K32Y 2136) 1983 (albun with the collaboration from Ryuichi Nishida - Drums & Ryuji Sasai - Bass Guitar, both in the line up from Harmagedom Stoty II). The albun in itself have much from symphonic prog style like in the track 1 "Tabibito Sinwa" with the "sumptuous" keyboards from Toshio Egawa and the drums and bass guitar reminds me RENAISSANCE. The track 4 " Kokoro Sumashite" is another music with the same RENAISSANCE "flavor", except for the intermissions from Terutsugu's soft guitar , but, however is "filled" by another styles of progressive rock, like hard-prog in the track 2 "Kioku no Kanatani" and in the track 5 "Senshi no rarabai", jazz prog in the track 3 "Ankoku No Majyo" with a good percussion job, the "musical box" or "merry-go-round" melody from the track 8 "Unmei no kumari", the march theme in the track 9 "Seishin Ryokou" and the sweet symphonic-ballad in the track 10 " Neguriai Again ". In a overall view the albun is very well balanced, without great exuberant moments, but also without weak or boring themes. My rate is 3 stars !!!
maryes | 3/5 |


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