Unlimited – Unlimited Symphony

On the sublime, live-set Unlimited Symphony, the Unlimited gives Vietnamese audience a taste of prog rock with the support of the HCMC Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Do Kien Cuong. While the rock-opera remake of “Phantom of the Opera” (featuring soprano vocalist Ngoc Tuyen) is less than desirable, the 21-minute rework of Le Thuong’s “Hon Vong Phu” epic is a brilliant incorporation of rock, classical and jazz elements into traditional folktale. Yet, on the rock-up cover of “Noi Vong Tay Lon,” in which the crowd went buck wild singing along to Trinh Cong Son’s lyrics, and the band’s original tunes are where the Unlimited truly brings the noise.

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