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Artist: Afterglow Title Of Album: Yggdrasil Year Of Release: 1994 Country: France Label: Musea Records FGBG 4134.AR Genre: Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock Quality: MP3 Bitrate: ABR 319 kbps Total Time: 1 h 12 min 43 sec Total Size: 160 Mb (+3%) | No Scans
Deftly avoiding overly simplistic formulas, their style is a savvy combination of hard material from the old guard (SAGA, RUSH) and more modern neo-progsters (PENDRAGON, IQ). Recommended for neo-prog buffs who want to add a little depth to their collection!
Achieving a good balance between vocal and instrumental pieces, their album "Yggdrasil" features some clever compositions and contrasting moods with rather dark overtones. Chaudeau's accented vocals may be a little distracting at times but the excellent songwriting and instrumental performance are what really stands out, far outweighing such minor flaw. The album centers around two epic-length tracks containing a variety of themes and textures; they also don some neat guitar work and lovely keyboard playing. ~progarchives.com
1. Headliner (4:35) 2. In the Name of ... (5:06) 3. Vision (9:52) 4. Knight of the Sun (6:48) 5. Unquiet (13:18) 6. Maginot Line (3:42) 7. David the King (3:26) 8. White & Blue (9:06) 9. Dolls: i. Nightfall, ii. Toys in the Attic, iii. Mental Take-off, iv. Reverse... (16:50)
Line-up / Musicians:
Karim Abdelali - drums Freud Chaudeaux - lead vocals, bass, guitars Reno Ferre - lead guitars Francois Festy - keyboards, vocals Claude Figge - congas