creative duo behind The Flower Kings - Thomas Bodin and Roine Stolt -
has to be among the most productive musicians in progressive rock. Roine
Stolt released his latest solo-album back in November 2005, and Thomas
Bodin has also released a solo-album within the last year. And the last
The Flower Kings album only dates back to the middle of 2004.
Hotel" is another double-decker, which has no less than 18 songs on
offer. The music is a lot more laid back and melodic than their last few
albums, a nice step in the right direction. I feel this route fit their
music much better, and this album is their best album since "Flower
Power" from 1998.
big mammoth compositions are still at hand, and their do get into
progressive rock orgies like we know from their previous albums. Just
take a listen to "Monsters & Men" and you'll know what I
am talking about...
don't think I'll ever be a huge fan of their style, but is pretty sure
this will go down easy with The Flower Kings fans, and fans of old
school 70's progressive rock. So if you love their previous stuff, then
get this one as well, because it's a pleasant experience, if you are
into this kind of music.