The third album from this French band.
Halloween was a band in the French symphonic prog genre who altogether released four studio albums with a various degree of quality. That also goes for their first two albums.
On Merlin, the band goes total concept album and has used Merlin as the concept this time. A concept many others has used too. In Halloween's case, this album is wholly orchestral with a symphony orchestra and some sporadic female vocals, electric guitars, bass and drums. The main music here is neo-classical and more like a rock opera without much rock.
The end result is an almost goth like dark symphony where there is not much light and warmth. I feel this has more in common with classical music than progressive rock. I don't find much quality here either. There is some good stuff here throughout this one hour long album. Most of it is pretty overblown and decent though. Hence my verdict.