I suppose it doesn’t come as a shock that I enjoy the occasional bombastic track or two. If you know that about me, I guess it also doesn’t come as a shock that I very much enjoy some progressive metal every now and then. This track is one of my absolute favorites from one of my favorite progressive metal bands. Something to note is that I’m a sucker for both double bass drums as well as big choruses chanting things, and this track clearly checks both those boxes.
I can still remember the first time I heard this track. I was listening to some random CD I found in my brother’s collection, and when I heard this my mind was blown! Electric Light Orchestra’s instrumental interpretation of the classical masterpiece by Edvard Grieg still holds up in my mind as one of the absolute best examples of symphonic rock.