Crippled Black Phoenix – Mankind (The Crafy Ape) – 92%

This isn’t so much of an album as it is a musical journey. CBP comes out of the gate strong with an amazing effort. Influences of psychedelic and blues rock can be heard throughout this 2 disc masterpiece that is consistently evolving in sound seamlessly song after song. You could take certain songs from this album and put them on any classic rock station in the world and they would blend in perfectly. CBP really did a great job capturing the magic of that 70’s Pink Floyd sound while still maintaining a great balance of the sound that makes them so great. Big ups to the UK super group for this album. – 2/29/12

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