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Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim


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Comments:
Depois Do Fim is one of the best prog albums released in the 1980s. Bacamarte had one of the top guitarists I've heard in prog, and an impressive group of supporting musicians. Their guitarist plays catchy guitar riffs, while the keyboardist, flutist, and bassist contribute to the multiple layers of melodies to create a colorful whole. All of the songs on the original LP(the bonus track on the CD sucks) feature memorable melodies, little repetition, and tempo changes galore. A female singer adds vocals on several of the tracks. She has a vocal tone that becomes charismatic after a few spins. Bacamarte continues to play to this day, but from what I heard their prog days are long behind them.

Compositions: 10/10
Vocals(in Portuguese): 8/10
Recording Quality: 9/10

Casa Das Maquinas - Lar De Maravilhas


Comments:
I've been unable to find information on this Brazilian prog band, but I can say that they seemed to have been influenced by early Genesis, and Yes. The music never gets too complex, and the songs range from excellent to poor("What the hell were they thinking when they wrote this crap?"). I wouldn't call this a classic, but Lar De Maravilhas is a decent prog album.

Compositions: 6/10
Vocals(in Portuguese): 6/10
Recording Quality: 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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