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Artist: Ageness Title Of Album: Scarab Year Of Release: 1983 Country: Finland Label: Two Vintage Ageness Recordings (AGSCD8, 1996 / SCARABLP1, 1983) Genre: Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock Quality: MP3 Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps Total Time: 1 h 03 min 41 sec Total Size: 153 Mb (+3%) | Scans Site
Featuring a violinist among the usual guitar/bass/drums/keys quartet, SCARAB had a very rich and strong sound with elements by many 70's classic prog rock acts. Their sound goes easily from keyboard-based symphonic prog to excellent guitar/violin-driven heavy rock and despite the short duration of the tracks, all of them feature interesting arrangements with fine interplays and a good dose of complexity. Melody of course is not absent at all, on the opposite it seems to be one of the band's main aims. The production and mix of the recording helps the listener enjoy the album at its full view. The material here is a way beyond all the finnish standards at that time.
It would be a crime if this album was to be heard only by the owners of the initial limited copies. Fortunately, SCARAB were reborn after the AGENESS name, leading to the re-issue of this great album. A very young and talented band, who back then decided to write and perform their beloved music, forgetting whether it was in fashion or not. ~progarchives.com
01. Day of Doom (3:49) 02. Asylum (3:26) 03. Haze and Visions (2:48) 04. Dor- En- Dor (4:49) 05. Grain of Sand (4:54) 06. Finale (1:16) 07. Praying Stone (3:48) 08. For Her Son (5:01) 09. Mortal Wings of Sin I (6:46)
Live at Tavastia Club 30.6.1983 10. The Axe and The Sword (4:19) 11. Port of Hell (3:01) 12. Fear for Delirium (4:20) 13. Illusive King's of Evil (3:42) 14. Blowdown (5:27) 15. Feathers on the Run (6:15)
Line-up / Musicians:
Tommy Eriksson - vocals & keyboards Mika Hella - vocals, bass & guitar Kari Saaristo - drums & percussion Tommi Toivonen - guitar Pasi Nora - violin & viola