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Symphonic Prog

4.10 | 166 ratings

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5 stars POLLEN is an amazing canadian band which released this self-titled album, one of the definitive masterpieces of symphonic prog. Mixing folk and symphonic tendencies, Pollen has to rank as one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever made, since they manage to be energetic and touching at the same time, never making boring music or falling into the self-indulgence trap which buried the credit of some of the other bands of this genre.

Starting with an energetic and catchy song, we clearly hear some ELP like sounding music but done in a much better way. The music is coherent and manages to be interesting during it's entire lenght. We have then two numbers that are more at the emotional side, both are sublime, hauntingly moving, amazing! The next two are more energetic and the less appealing of the album, but they are by no means bad. The closing track displays a grand finale to this masterwork, with its powerful ending and epic delivery.

They released only this album, but passed their message very well. Their short career was worthy enough since they created their unique album which turned out to be a masterpiece. And while not a "perfect" masterpiece, Pollen still manages to be a work that should be listened by everyone who is into prog, or even by those who like more simple music, since the folky songs here are pretty accesible.

Eclipse | 5/5 |


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