"There's a reason why Norway's Magic Pie have been hailed as one of the greatest progressive rock bands of the modern era. Yes, they are that damn good. If their first two releases Motions of Desire and Circus of Life didn't quite convince you, then wait till you get your hands on The Suffering Joy, their latest release on Progress Records. This is a band that is just firing on all cylinders, and have once again created a masterpiece.
"... this band actually gives me a feeling of total euphoria .... such a delicate, clever and wonderful album, you will not find on this side of the millennium."
"A sense of enthusiasm comes from listening to this album. This feeling is generated by a permanent rainbow notes and variations which intersect, collide, move apart, converge, disperse ... the whole forming a perfectly mastered blend, which recreates a style without ever being tempted by the facility. Recommented!"
if you like your symphonic prog with a guitar edge in a style similar to bands such as Spock’s Beard, then Magic Pie is a band you just have to check out. To my ears there is nothing flawed about The Suffering Joy. It’s 70-minutes of pure musical joy from start to finish. Highly recommended!"
""The long wait has been rewarded with a very strong third album that proves that Magic Pie can compete with the very best of (prog) rock bands"
"The last few months have seen a number of prog bands switch singer and been the better fo doing so, or at least not causing any harmful slump in popularity. It may have