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Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 310 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars Ange's third album is widely recognized as their finest contribution to prog and the logical starting place for people wishing to explore the french side of symphonic rock.

Actually this album is somehow inspired by Genesis and King Crimson but the band manages to craft a very personal, theatrical artistic statement thanks to the distinctive vocals of Christian Decamps who dominates nearly every track with brother Francis playing mellotron (or whatever kind of altered hammond organ) and harpischord.

The fantastic opener "Godevin le Vilain", coupled with the following heavy "Les Longues Nuits d'Isaac", describe perfectly the general mood of the record: intense, dramatic and unsteady between folky storytelling (as in the acoustic pastoral section "Ballade pur une Orgie"), muscular works ("Fils de Lumiere") and shady moments (as the creepy "La Bataille du Sucre").

Simply a must have.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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