2011 – Agents Of Mercy – The Black Forest

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!

Tracks:

  1. The Black Forest  (11:10)
  2. A Quiet Little Town  (6:58)
  3. Black Sunday  (6:20)
  4. Elegy  (6:14)
  5. Citadel  (7:02)
  6. Between Sun & Moon  (5:07)
  7. Freak of Life  (8:15)
  8. Kingdom of Heaven  (6:20)

Line-up:

  • 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.

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