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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.88 | 500 ratings

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3 stars Good album but totaly non essential

You wonder why?, because the album is full of aimless music without any had or tail, not bad of course because is made by profesional musicans, but after I finished the album I didn't get almost anything from it. Unfold the future is released in 2002 as double album with more than 2 hours of music. It's pretentious , it's boring in places, it's fantastic and intriguing in other places, but overall is nothing really close to a masterpiece as is said on some reviews. The music is complex with nice arrangements, remind me of golden period of symphonic music of the '70's when was pompous, complex, nice and well balanced. Mrs Stolt is one of the main prog musicians in last 15 years but doesn't impress me much both as vocalist or as guitarist or keyboard player. I understand and respect his qualities as musician , but to tell you the truth I know and litenes to hundred more intristing musicinsa over the years. Returning to the music it seams to me an amalgamation of symphonic elements where are added jazz fusion arrangements on some pieces, some pop tunes with progressive touches, so a soup but a tastey one in places, but not overall. I will not says who are the best pieces, I will said the weakest ones, the most boring and aimless totaly:Christianopel , Man Overboard and couple more, the rest are ok but nothing really groundbreaking. Usualy I don't like albums that doesn't had had and tail, the progressive rock is here on every piece but to much noodleings here. I will give 2.5 rounded to 3 because some parts are good and very well playd, the hungarian drummer is very good. An ok album, an ok band but nothing over the top as is said almost everywhere about them.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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