The Power to Believe

King Crimson - The Power to Believe
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Based on 66 ratings
2003 Ratings: #139
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February 24, 2003 / Release Date
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Discography Diaries #7: King Crimson
Album #13: The Power to Believe
Genre: Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
Date: 18/09/2020
Time: 7:30 PM

It. Is. Time........ The end of the King Crimson discography diaries is here, at the bands 13th and latest album, The Power to Believe. So as you'd expect, all I really wanted from this album is a great end to a discography filled with incredible material, but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised if a band as old as King Crimon were at the time of ... read more
Just like their previous outing, I was expecting this to be much worse than what it actually is. Thankfully, I was wrong and this album is actually pretty good.

To me, this album felt like a great ending to a long career (assuming that this will be their final album). There were so many songs on here that I just couldn't help but love that I don't think these guys could have made something better this far into their career. Then again, this is King Crimson we're talking about, and I'm sure ... read more
"The Power To Believe" is a solid ending (?) to a great career. While the title tracks are unnecessary at best, the rest of the album is surprisingly fun. The industrial production is unique, the instrumentation is solid and the highlights are really high here (like the genuinely funny "Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With"). Overall, this is another underrated record from them.

Fav Tracks: Eyes Wide Open, Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With, Facts of Life, Level ... read more

Yet another King Crimson album that had a score I was sure would change after a listen on Spotify, but turned out to have been appropriately rated. The Power to Believe is so, SO underrated, guys. I know most people just want traditional prog when listening to King Crimson, but if you're looking for a unique, creative industrial rock album, this is the one for you. It borrows so many ideas from prog that no industrial musician would dare to think of and implants it into their newfound ... read more
This is King Crimson at their absolute heaviest and bold, with great highlights like Level V and Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With, but it's not without repercussions, with pretty bland songs that just kind of meander like the title track, spread out to extend the runtime
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Added on: April 14, 2014