Thursday 20 April 2017

Sirius - Running To Paradise (1982)

The debut album from this German band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and male English vocals.

The band managed to release two album during the worst years in the history of prog rock. Progressive rock was as popular as rabies, cancer, pest and AIDS back in those years. But Sirius released two albums..... Well done !!

The band even played symphonic prog on these two albums. You cannot be more toxic than that. Or more popular in my household than that.

The music on this forty-two minutes long album has taken a lot of inspirations from the likes of Genesis and England. But there is also a lot of Japanese symphonic prog here.

The vocals is rather wishy-washy in the cascades of keyboards and guitars. The sound is a bit wishy-washy. Which is not that good. A bit more clarity would have been good.

The keyboards and the likeness to Genesis are rather good. Ditto for some of the guitar solos which enhances this album.

There is a lot of keyboards here. There is not so much good songs here. That is my only gripe with this album. This and the sound. There are a few really good songs though.

The end result is somewhere between decent and good.

2.5 points

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