The third album of AoM is about the dark side of life and people. Around this time Stolt’s father had died and it seems that this inspired him a lot. In Kingdom Of Heaven Roine just sings one line: “No more fears, no more tears?” which could refer to his father’s death. His guitar playing in this song is also very sensitive and intimite.
Overall this is a great album in the style of Camel, Genesis and maybe Procol Harum with dynamic and strong pieces, strong playing and inspired melodies and arrangements. Just a great demonstration how symphonic and progressive rock can be played. Thumbs up!
- The Black Forest (11:10)
- A Quiet Little Town (6:58)
- Black Sunday (6:20)
- Elegy (6:14)
- Citadel (7:02)
- Between Sun & Moon (5:07)
- Freak of Life (8:15)
- Kingdom of Heaven (6:20)
- Nad Sylvan – Vocals, keyboards
- Roine Stolt – Guitars, vocals
- Jonas Reingold – Bass
- Lalle Larsson – Keyboards, vocals
- Walle Wahlgren – Drums
Produced by Roine Stolt, released by Foxtrot Music.