Anglagard - Epilog

Year of Release: 1994
Label: Hybris
Catalog Number: HYB CD 010
Format: CD
Total Time: 43:44:00

Änglagård has reformed, and as luck would have it, will be playing at NEARFest 2003. They are practically regarded as legends although they only released two studio recordings. One listen and you will understand why they have this reputation.

Epilog is incredible. I had read about this band and saw that Hybris (their first release) was out of print, so I decided to pick up the all instrumental Epilog. This maybe in my all-time top 10. They have everything from beautiful melodic passages with mellotron to heavy, dissonant music, pure noise, etc. The opening "Prolog" sounds like a small chamber group, very classically structured. They use the classic 70s orchestra sound often as well, but never sound dated. This is a band that can truly update the 70's sound with a 90's edge and do it successfully. This is classic. The band transitions with extreme ease from heavy to atmospheric (which is no simple task with the dynamic range of this music). There is not a second of music on this disc that I do not like. It is mystical and magical, with feeling and beauty. It is a tragedy to progressive music that this band is not producing music anymore. This is a masterpiece. A must have for any progressive collection.

Prolog (2:00) / H?stsejd (15:32) / R?sten (0:14) / Skogsranden (10:48) / Sista Somrar (13:10) / Saknadens Fullhet (2:00)

Mattias Olsson - drums, percussion
Johan H?gberg - bass
Thomas Johnson - Hammond, Mellotron, keys
Jonas Engdeg?rd - guitar
Tord Lindman - guitar
Anna Holmgren - flute

The Largen Demo (cass.) (1992)
Hybris (1992/2000)
Epilog (1994)
G?ngl?t fr?n Knapptibble (bonus single with Ptolematic Terrascope N? 5 (1994)
Progfest '94 (1994) (one track)
Buried Alive (1996)

Progfest '94 Day One (1994) (VHS; 2 tracks)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SE

Added: March 9th 2003
Reviewer: Eric Porter

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