Søkeord:   


11.12.2019

MARILLION

Marillion with Friends from the Orchestra

Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(earMusic, 2019)

Karakter: 5/6

Marillion with friends from the orchestra album cover.jpg“Marillion with Friends from the Orchestra” is (apart from being a nice surprise) a compelling collection of songs that beautifully showcases the more cinematic scope and feel of Marillion's expansive sound and style. It is refined and pristine, but it also ranges from brooding and introspective to loud and bombastic. In other words, this is magnificently dynamic and it is impossible not to be swept away by glorious pieces ala “This Strange Engine” and “Beyond You”. The sound is crystal clear yet warm, the balance between Marillion and the string ensemble (or orchestra, if you will) is near-perfect, and both parties complement and enhance each other's respective parts and contributions to the opus enormously. One other important aspect that I wish to draw attention to here is that Steve Hogarth's charismatic vocals are utterly amazing and carry so much weight and soul-stirring passion throughout the record's nine majestic tunes that it defies description.

Even though “Marillion with Friends from the Orchestra” consists of re-worked compositions as opposed to brand new ones, this is a must-have if you are a follower of either the band or symphonic prog rock in general. There is more than enough here to warrant investigation – trust me on that.

Standout track(s): The 16-minute rendition of the aforementioned “This Strange Engine” is awe-inspiring, but the climactic finale that is “Ocean Cloud” serves as a close runner-up.

http://www.marillion.com/



Andre omtaler:


23.01.2020: REVOLUTION SAINTS - Rise
22.01.2020: RAISED FIST - Anthems
21.01.2020: ODIOUS MORTEM - Synesthesia
20.01.2020: IRON MAIDEN - Remasters 2019 (The Last Batch)
18.01.2020: DEFEATER - Defeater
17.01.2020: DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION (DBA) - Live in England
16.01.2020: LAURA COX - Burning Bright
15.01.2020: DRAGONFORCE - Extreme Power Metal
13.01.2020: LAST TEMPTATION - Last Temptation
10.01.2020: OFFICIUM TRISTE - The Death Of Gaia
09.01.2020: QAYIN REGIS - Doctrine
08.01.2020: QUIET RIOT - Hollywood Cowboys
07.01.2020: NIHILISM - Apocalyptic Fate
06.01.2020: FOREIGNER - Double Vision: Then and Now Live. Reloaded
23.12.2019: THE DARK ELEMENT - Songs the Night Sings
22.12.2019: FEN - The Dead Light
21.12.2019: EDGE OF PARADISE - Universe
20.12.2019: PINK FLOYD - The Later Years 1987-2019
19.12.2019: ONIRICOUS - La Maldición
18.12.2019: MYSTAGOS - Azoth