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Gandalf's Fist



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5 stars I came upon Gandalfs Fist via a track on a sampler CD. On the strength of the track, which came from 'Clockwork Fable', i bought that CD. I have been completely blown away by what is essentially a three act play in words and music. It's quite unlike any other prog rock CD I have. The story line reminds me a bit of the film 'City of Ember.' It's about a world where the inhabitants live underground as the surface is uninhabitable-the Sun has gone out and there are interminable winters. The band has created a complete planet with its own language and hierarchy, It's breathtaking in its breadth and depth, crammed full with quite wonderful music, each linked by spoken passages which taken as a whole carries the listener along at great pace. Its an astonishing piece of work, a tour de force and the bands magnum opus. It would grace anybody's music collection, let alone being pigeon holed as prog rock. Goodness only knows how the band will follow this up.
Karnataka | 5/5 |


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