Änglagård ‎– Epilog

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HYB CD 010 Änglagård Epilog(CD, Album) Not On Label (Änglagård Self-released) HYB CD 010 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
000176 Änglagård Epilog(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music 000176 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
EX 10 Änglagård Epilog(CD, Album) Exergy Music EX 10 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
GOD 002 Änglagård Epilog(LP, Album) Gates Of Dawn GOD 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
GOD 002 Änglagård Epilog(LP, Album, RP) Gates Of Dawn GOD 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
GOD 002 Änglagård Epilog(LP, Album, TP) Gates Of Dawn GOD 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
GOD 002 Änglagård Epilog(LP, Album, TP) Gates Of Dawn GOD 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
HYB CD 010 アングラガルド* Epilog/ エピローグ(CD, Album) Not On Label (Änglagård Self-released) HYB CD 010 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
EX 10 Änglagård Epilog(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Exergy Music EX 10 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
ANG02 Änglagård Epilog(2xCD, RE, Dig) Änglagård Records ANG02 Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
ARC-3036/37 Änglagård Epilog(2xCD, Album, RE, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-3036/37 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

August 13, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Epilog, CD, Album, HYB CD 010
With a band that seemed to come out of nowhere and gave us an album that totally blew the minds of progheads who were sorely disappointed what the big names had given us in the early '90s (ELP's Black Moon, Yes' Union), you obviously wonder if they could follow up that certain debut (Hybris) with something just as mindblowing? And with Epilog they certainly have. The production is much the same as before, but took a more exploratory approach here. As before, each of the six members don't really spend much time soloing, and go for the ensemble approach. "Prolog" is mainly a Mellotron and cello-dominated intro, which leads to the wonderful "Höstsejd". Lots of nice organ and Mellotron from Thomas Johnson, with Anna Holmgren's flute playing. Naturally Mattias Olsson provides drums and percussion, and two guitarists, Tord Lindman and Jonas Engdegård. "Rösten" just sounds like some scraping noise, apparently the band wanted it to be an actual, albeit short piece, but an actual version did appear on the 2010 reissue on their own label on the second disc. "Sista Somrar" has a rather somber feel, with Anna Holgren's flute most notable, while the last piece is a somber, piano-oriented piece which many felt was the sound of a band breaking up. This time around Tord Lindman decided not to sing, leaving this an all-instrumental outing, which benefits them, especially those put off with the vocals on Hybris.

The band appeared at Progfest '94 to promote Epilog, but they broke up. And just when you thought it was safe to come out of the water, they came back, nearly 20 years later, with a new release called Viljans Öga, which is just as mindblowing.

Epilog proves with another release that is completely essential (and I'm happy to say the same with Viljans Öga too).