Friday 25 August 2017

Disperse - Foreword (2017)

The third album from this Polish band.

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

I have a bit of soft spot for this Polish band. Something you will discover yourself when you read my reviews of their debut album here and the follow up album here.

OK, did not like their move towards prog metal and djent on their second album Living Mirrors from 2013. But four years later, the band has taken a breather and come up with a much more wise career move.

The band has always been surfacing around the neo-prog genre. They are a neo-prog band indeed. But with a large twist and some roundabouts.

This time, they have gotten rid of their djent and prog metal. That has been replaced by a much more organic, melodic take on neo-prog. There are some half-acoustic guitars here and some electric guitars. The songs are pretty cleverly written with some more than subtle hints of eclectic prog and jazz. The music feels warmer and much more inviting.

The music is still complex and dense. But the songs on this almost one hour long album is clever and really good. The result is a good album throughout and a new belief in this band.

3 points

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