Monday 14 August 2017

Comedy Of Errors - Spirit (2015)

The fourth album from this Glasgow, Scotland based band.

The band is a sextet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.

I have previously reviewed their 2011 debut album Disobey here and the follow up, the 2013 album Fanfare & Fantasy here.

The band only lives some kilometers away from me, but I have yet to meet up with them. I am not the most social person and like to keep myself to myself. The band is gigging quite hard so I will perhaps see them in a gig up the river in Glasgow before the end of the year.

Comedy Of Errors plays unmistaken and unashamed neo-prog. That in the same vein as Pendragon and IQ.

But there is a bit difference here. While the other bands went for shorter songs, Comedy Of Errors always goes for big, long ambitious pieces of music. This album consists of the forty-five minutes (!!) long title-track and an epilogue and a single version of the title-track at the end.

That's progressive...... That is symphonic prog'ish........ but still with the typical neo-prog sound.

This fifty-five minutes is a big mouthful, indeed. And it has no great tracks. However, the music is very good throughout with a lot of brain-food and interesting details. And the final climax of this album is really cool. Really bombastic symphonic prog too.

This is another very good album from a band who is widely regarded as one of the best progressive rock bands in today's scene.

3.5 points

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