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HFMC

Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion

 

Crossover Prog

3.91 | 112 ratings

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rdtprog
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4 stars Here's the third releases of the second Flower Kings guitar player and vocalist. Here, he can express his ideas with freedom being the main songwriter. The album start and end with the sound of a clock ticking which connects all the songs together and identify the main concept of the album : time. The first song "Stop the Clock" is one of the highlight song of the album that illustrate all the colors and moods of the album, from the heavy parts to some more gentle melodic part. The symphonic music of Flower Kings is balanced with some heavy and darker rock sound. "Everything can change" brings some more conventional rock with a little jazz segment and some bluesy and sometimes pop feel. "Pages" starts like a ballad with some flute and some Yes influence that's get more upbeat with some straight forward melody. Some nice vocals parts are bringing this song to another level. "Genius" is less complex but still emotional. "In the Warmth of the Evening" is the second highlight song that is complex and contains many shades, textures and tempo changes. "Something Worth Dying For" is dark and goes to the Progressive Metal side with some crunchy guitars. "Someone Else Fault" is a return to some classic/hard rock sound in the first part, but in the second part it gets more symphonic.

This album could be the most satisfying of the band's career. If the vocals and the guitar work of Hasse Froberg are the main attraction, the rest of the musicians complete this band perfectly to create this captivating album that will enjoy fans of Flower Kings, Yes, Kaipa and more standard rock bands.

rdtprog | 4/5 |

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