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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.95 | 494 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This double album is the follow up to the previous studio double album "Stardust We Are". It is a worthy follow up record, but not quite as good in my opinion.This one has a lot more slower passages but they do mix things up well.

The first song is 18 tracks really but hey if they want to call it one 60 minute track who am I to argue. Anyway I do love the FLOWER KINGS, and there are some great songs on these two discs. I prefer the second record but on the first disc songs 2 and 6 from "The Garden of Dreams" are standouts to me. As well as "Astral Dog" that features some amazing guitar throughout.

On the second disc I like "Psychedelic Postcard" which opens with hilarious processed vocals. "Painter" is very good too, kind of a dreamy relaxed tune with a nice guitar melody. My absolute favourite is "Magic Pie" an uplifting song with fantastic vocals. I can play that one over and over again, one of the catchiest songs the FLOWER KINGS have ever done.

Overall this is a very good release with lots of highlights, and great playing as usual from the band.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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