Friday 29 September 2017
Believe - The Warmest Sun In Winter (2013)
The fifth album from this Polish band.
Believe was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Their old violinist appears on two tracks with her/his violin.
I thought this was the final sign of life from this band. But I learned yesterday that they are returning with a new album in October. Which is probably out when you read this review.
But back to The Warmest Sun In Winter again.... The band has dropped the violin on the majority of this album. Which is the big news on this album. And does not feel like a step forward or any form of improvements.
The band has changed into a latter days Marillion band on this album with a pretty basic, downsized neo-prog sound.
The songs are still on the melancholic and pretty beautiful side of the neo-prog spectrum. There are a lot of post-rock moods in their music. The vocals are also good and melancholic.
I find this album a bit on the dull side. The songs are pretty good, but not exciting. This album is among their two weakest albums and I hope the new album sounds a lot more fresh and giving.