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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.95 | 1092 ratings

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4 stars This was supposed to be my "Heavy,Tech-EXtreme/Whatever Prog" weekend. So I listened to some PA's recommendations on these genres. I found a lot of "softness", opposite to my expectations and hopes. So I ended up, re-listening to this progressive Industrial, "Heavy" contender, KING CRIMSON's "The Power To Believe", and yes this what I needed. A perfectly tight music unit in a hyper-creative environment, exploring the extremes of the 'Metal" side of the King. It's impossible to pin the KC discography to a single genre, that's why they are in this one, but this guys have had the knack for this "Metal" hunger, since day one, but only on some parts of their total efforts. Here, this industrial/metal side prevails, as in the "The Constuction of Light" or "Heaven and Earth" albums. BUT in this project, all the "Chaos" is far more focused and richer in diversity. The progression of songs enhance the attributes of one another. The energy of performance, grows as the music developes accordingly. The unmistakable KC language adds up some new "jewels" to the crown. Pat's creativity threads all the music together, as a single concept. So, he keeps pushing the band to higher levels with a percussive catalogue, which works wonders for this kind of projekt. Add up to all that, the superb slow music composition "The Power to Believe II", which is itself worth the whole four stars, and a perfect lesson in "ballad" song-writing. I measure Crimson with Crimson, so in their discography, this is an easy ****4 PA stars album. And I believe! (again).
admireArt | 4/5 |


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