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Symphonic Prog

3.41 | 51 ratings

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3 stars The start of the twenty-nine minutes long opus Sounds of Passion is not promising.

The silly voice effects does not do anything for me. But the music then starts and slowly builds up. The orchestral music is meditation like in the beginning before it kicks off with some good keyboards and then with some solo-guitars. The references to masters of classical music like Handel is obvious. Some references to ELOY is also very obvious. Less so to ELP. But ELP is the kings and creators of keyboards based symphonic prog so it is an obvious reference like CHUCK BERRY is an obvious reference for all guitar based rock'n'roll. But CODA is more based on the 1700's century Classical Music than on ELP. Sounds of Passion is a good opus and the best piece of music here.

The two final and shorter tracks Crazy Fool And Dreamer and Defended (four minutes and six minutes long) is more straight forward neo-prog with vocals, guitars, bass, drums and piano. Both tracks are OK but nothing more. I prefer the twenty-nine minutes long opus Sounds of Passion instead. This is a good album but nothing more.

3 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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