Saturday 23 September 2017

Believe - World Is Round (2011)

The fourth album from this Polish band.

The band was a seven piece big band here with a lineup of sitar, dilruba, bass, keyboards, guitars, drums, violins and vocals.

I have followed and reviewed this band's albums with great interest during the last weeks. Actually, I reviewed their debut album back in November 2010. That review is here. The two other reviews can be found somewhere else in this blog and I will soon do a review of their fifth and final album too/ you will also find a review of their fifth and final album somewhere else in this blog. 

Believe is a neo-prog band. Their guitarist Mirek Gil were also the guitarist in Collage and now as a solo-artist.

The addition of violins makes Believe stand out from the rest of the crowd. There is a melancholic feel to their music. The further addition of sitar and dilruba also gives the music a bit of an Eastern or an Indian feel.

That sound is not a dominant impression here, though. This album very much follows on from their previous album, the 2009 album The Bread Is Mine. There is even some nu-metal and djent here for a couple of minutes.

The music is pretty complex. There is no really very good or even good songs here though. This fifty minutes long album leaves me slightly frustrated as it is a step backwards from this band. Hence my rating.

2.5 points 

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