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Myths and Legends

by Spriggan Mist

A supercharged and emotional production of progressive folk rock, and ethereal storytelling with haunting vocals and gritty guitars, complimented by saxophone, clarinet and recorders.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Swimming Sky Dragon
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2. The Fates
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3. Secrets
4:43 $0.99
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4. Brighid
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5. Narcissus'
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6. Akhlys Mist
4:29 $0.99
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7. The Krampus
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8. Dragon's Fire
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9. Hel
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This supercharged, emotional and impactful production from Spriggan Mist is of the usual high quality that we have come to expect from the band. Coming full steam ahead after their last release, Ghostly Tales, this latest endeavor, Myths & Legends packs a serious wallop and lands another blow for those forward thinking, edgy, progressive folk rockers everywhere.
The album sails off into the heavens immediately with Swimming Sky Dragons, a beautiful and ethereal track which harks back to the early days of Caught in a Spell and Soul Retriever. It’s probably the only track on the album that does, but they would never have been able to write this song back then. It’s a simple but cleverly constructed composition which belies the intensely moody atmosphere. It may have come out of a dream but it was forged by the pen and the talents of real musicians.
The Fates another well-crafted song with insightful lyrics and a faultless performance from the band. Ann Mari’s soaring and joyous singing is the main focus here. It would make a great ‘pop’ song (better duck now as I dodge the bar of soap eh Baz?) a poignant and catchy song. The next track is Secrets, a powerful and atmospheric song about a mermaid, sung honestly and with compassion. Brighid is a somber and serious track with vocals which are tender, slightly moody but thought provoking. It may not be to everyone’s taste but it is handled well, like the grown up band that Spriggan Mist have become.
Narcissus, a song about a man who was obsessed with his reflection and public image who used all those around him as tools to promote himself. How many so called rock stars and entertainers have succumbed over the years? Another alluring, fantastical, darkly glittering folk rock song.
Akhly’s Mist probably my favourite track on the album. It has the story telling elements of say a Kate Bush combined with the song writing craft of a Carole King. At the centre of this are the captivating vocals of Ann Mari as she spins the story of the Greek goddess of the mist of death with an equal balance of sensitivity and power.
If there are very young children nearby make sure they have their ears covered. The Krampus tells the tale of children being punished during the Christmas season for misbehaving. The lyrics, melody, instrumentation in fact everything about this track is pure quality. It’s up-tempo rock but with all the quirkiness and inspiration you would expect from the band. Sung live I expect this to be a hit.
Dragons Fire a song revolving around the feeling of deep despair when only the most powerful force can be summoned and in medieval times would we not have turned to our nemesis … a dragon? Dragon’s Fire has the love, devotion, sorrow and spiritual drive to deliver a celebration of the human spirit to overcome the most adverse situations – terrific.
The album ends with Hel (sic), Spriggan Mist meet the Bangles? Believe me it’s great. It’s another example of how far they have come. The dreamy vocals, dramatic drum and bass lines and electrifying guitars give it a magically uplifting quality which leaves you wanting more. That’s not a bad thing as we wait for the fifth album.
Myths & Legends casts a spell that has you hooked. It not only enthralls and entertains, but it lets you feel the passion as well as the fun from the creative album cover to the very last note.
Everything happens for a reason…..it surely does.

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