Noisenik wrote: BlackStele wrote: Noisenik wrote:
Holy crap, An Angel's Tale track is 35+ minutes in length. Rush inspired epic/prog Metal?
well, Longings Past, after all, preserve their own, unique personality, however "An Angel's Tale" is more difficult to comprehend/perceive than Meadows...it demands well studied listeners, it is not for everyone, that's a fact..
As a fan of progressive and experimental genres, I shouldn't have any difficulties with LP's music. However, rather symphonic length of two tracks surprised me as Longings Past is primarily a Metal band, isn't it?
Actually, I'd like to talk a tittle more bout this: This song("An Angel's Tale"), has 11 parts: The Returning, which is divided in 4 chapters(The Transformation/Purgatory/The Journey/Contentment), Drift With The Wind, Three Moons, A Limbo And Love, The Ghostly Hour, Sombered Mist, Eternal Glow, and The Celestial Forest, which is also divided in 6 chapters: (An Offering/Ethereal Quarter/Thoroughfare Of The Gods/Ceremony/Sovereignity/Arose With The Tide). This is a continuation from the previous song"The Goddess" and it describes a Quest. The whole album is a concept album, and a continuation of Meadows. There's a variety of elements existing there,such as: Wind chimes, Hand barchimes, Wood blocks, Temple blocks, Synthetic blocks, Claves, Triangles, Maracas, Shakers, Tambourine, Black walnut wood bones, Cowbells, Ice bell, Bell set, Pine long, and Glass, and I think their use is not excessive, however they emphasize each chapter, and each song with a unique way, entering the listener into the story with the most enlightening way, if I can use this word here...this is a magical journey, and a challenge for those who wonder, and can see-investigate far...Peculiar Metal with ethereal touches and vast variety of double meanings...decode them, and you'll have the Answer...Longings Past's music is a challenge for the brain, and allows it to "breathe" free, and "bear" unique images and ideas..maybe a "Celestial sanctuary" for those who seek "Freedom" filtered with the Spirit of the 80ies..
Sorry I wrote too much....
Black signs on my monitor, great bitching and fake words, Avenger is here, the craziest "modest" of all modsss...FTOU!!