Friday 1 September 2017
Metamorphosis - The Turning Point (2016)
The fifth and so far the latest album from this Swiss band.
The band is now a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and English vocals.
Metamorphosis has had a bit of an unstable lineup since they started out fifteen years ago. But they have always managed to deliver some good neo-prog on their albums.
Their music is unashamed neo-prog with a lot of melody and some symphonic elements. One of the reasons I really like this genre, neo-prog, is bands like Metamorphosis. OK, they are not always delivering the most exciting and earth-shattering music. But they do deliver some really melodic stuff.
Sometimes, that melodic stuff sounds more inspired than great as in music with great quality. This album sounds both fresh and inspired.
This fifty-two minutes long album has some long songs and one suite divided on two long songs. All of this sounds good with some great guitar solos, chugging guitars, great keyboards and some really great vocals.
The songs are not as great. But this is a good album and one to make neo-prog appreciater really satisfied. I hope we will hear a lot more from this band in the future.