Tuesday 22 August 2017
Metamorphosis - Then All Was Silent (2005)
The third album from this Swiss band.
The band was a trio on this album with a lineup of bass, drums, synths, keyboards, guitars and English vocals. This trio were helped out by two guest musicians who provided flutes and xtra guitars on one track.
I am really starting to like this band. Their two first albums was not great albums, but they were not bad either. See the reviews here and here.
Metamorphosis plays neo-prog with a lot of good old symphonic prog influences. There is no denying that. They have taken a lot of inspirations from the likes of Yes, Pink Floyd and Genesis. Their sound is very clean and crisp.
On this one hour long album, they have expanded their sound and music a lot. No, there is no opuses and epics here. Eleven songs in one hour is not symphonic. But they have incorporated a lot more Pink Floyd and has also taken some impulses from the Italian symphonic prog scene and incorporated them here. There is also still a lot of Pendragon and Arena influences here too.
The band has also raised their songwriting skills to a new level. So much that there is a lot of very good songs here. This album is really a joy to behold at times. It is not a great album by any means. I hope the remaining two albums I have got to review are great. Nevertheless, this is a very good album and one I am really enjoying.