Saturday 30 January 2021

Magnésis - La Bête du Gévaudan (2020)

The 11th album from this French band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and French vocals.

The band debuted in 1992 as a French neo-prog band and had always been hovering in and around the neo-prog genre.

Some of their albums was a detour into orchestral symphonic prog. They have always had three-four toes in the symphonic prog scene.

Ange, Mona Lisa and Jaqcues Brel is proper influences on this band. Magnesis are indeed the child of the French symphonic prog scene from the 1970s.

And what a child..... 

The music on this album, forty minutes long album, starts with some neo-prog before we are taken through a nice French symphonic prog landscape. Ange springs to mind again.

The vocals are in the front of the mix and it is very good. The rest of the band also deliver the good on some very good songs.

Magnesis has again delivered a very good album and is one of the better neo/symphonic prog bands in today's prog scene.

3.5 points

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