NOEKK "A Minstrel's Curse"

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NOEKK "A Minstrel's Curse"
  • Album: A Minstrel's Curse
  • Year: 2008
  • Label: PROPHECY
  • Artist: 
  • Germany

The third release of the ex EMPYRIUM members is the most abstract, atypical and saturated in all kinds of influences, except Metal ones, album. Everything gravitates around a Progressive Rock spectrum, with Folk and Classical elements, with normal voices, Pagan scents and without modernistic rhythmicity. It is, if you want, a longer EP, consisting in four quite elaborated tracks which frame an interesting sound, yet in my opinion it isn't a special material despite the proven instrumental art. It is somewhat pale, without form but set on a fine substance for whose understanding a certain mood is required and a lot if patience. I mut say I haven't found the way towards it so far. I prefer the previous two releases, amongst which "The Grimalkin" is a musical jewel.