Viljans Oga

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Anglagard
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I guess miracles do happen. Incredible to think that its been 18 years since Epilog was released. The long promised third album is finally here and it does not disappoint. The boys and girl are back in town and they sound exactly the way they did on Hybris and Epilog. Essentially Anglagard infuse their music with the best elements of 70s prog from Sweden, Germany, and England and do it at the same high standard as the original bands that influenced them. Viljans Oga consists of 4 epic tracks of Mellotron laded symphonic rock bliss.

After the band's triumphant return to the stage at Nearfest Apocalypse, the band generously divided up their remaining stock of the new album among the various vendors. For the moment we have a limited stock that we expect to sell out very quickly. More will be on the way shortly. For the moment - if you are reading this grab it because it won't be here the next time you look.

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Sun, 2012-09-30 00:44
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Definitivamente al terminar de escuchar este nuevo CD De Anglagard grupo de Rock Progresivo de Suecia, se confirma el resurgimiento de éste género de musica en Europa en su mas elevado grado de expresión, sonidos de melotron de los 70´s pero con un sello totalmente actual, super recomendable!!...
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Top of the line release. This is my "must buy of 2012". This CD has been a permanent resident of my car's player since I got it. Personal favorites include "Ur Vilande" and "Sorgmantel", but the whole album is superb. This truly is a buy or die!!!
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Sun, 2012-09-30 00:44
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Definitivamente al terminar de escuchar este nuevo CD De Anglagard grupo de Rock Progresivo de Suecia, se confirma el resurgimiento de éste género de musica en Europa en su mas elevado grado de expresión, sonidos de melotron de los 70´s pero con un sello totalmente actual, super recomendable!!...
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Mon, 2012-10-01 16:42
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Top of the line release. This is my "must buy of 2012". This CD has been a permanent resident of my car's player since I got it. Personal favorites include "Ur Vilande" and "Sorgmantel", but the whole album is superb. This truly is a buy or die!!!
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