Saturday 29 April 2017

Lands End - Pacific Coast Highway (1994)

The debut album from this US band.

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

I believed this band was another British neo-prog band from the 1990s until I checked out ProgArchives. Well, I was wrong. This band is from the west coast of USA.

The music is not too far off being neo-prog either. There are a lot of things to love here if you are really into neo-prog. ProgArchives has listed them as a psychedelic prog rock band and that comes across on this album.

There is a large psychedelic rock twist on this album. There are also a lot of AOR, symphonic prog and neo-prog here. Bands like Marillion, Pink Floyd and Steve Hackett is good references.

This album is one hour long and does have a lot of psychedelic rock workouts. It is much more psychedelic than melodic. It is still a flowing, melodic album...... but in a psychedelic rock form of melodic and flowing.

The music is not bad at all. There are one good song here, the final song The Final Word. The rest is so and so without being really bad. Hence my lack of too much enthusiasm for this album.

2.5 points


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