Saturday 26 August 2017
Terramater - Protheus (2015)
The debut album from this Norwegian band.
Terramater is a sextet with a lineup of guitars, flute, keyboards, drums, bass and English vocals.
Terramater comes from Meløy, a small island just south of Bodø and sligthly north of the Polar Circle. They comes from Northern Norway in other words. And they are virtually unknown in the Norwegian progressive rock scene. Being a curious cat, I learned about their excistence and got hold of this album.
Something I do not regret at all.
Terramater is offering up fifty minutes of a blend of 1970s hard rock, folk prog and symphonic prog. The music is very organic and warm. It is also classic progressive rock without the long opuses and suites. The longest song here is seven minutes long.
The sound is very warm and ditto for the male vocals. The production is very professional and faultless.
There are no great songs here and that is my only gripe. Besides of that, this is a very good album which deserve a lot more attention. Any attention at all would be a good start........