Wednesday 20 December 2017
Lifesigns - Cardington (2017)
The second album from this English band.
Lifesigns is a trio on this album with a lineup of percussion, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals.
The band had help from five other musicians who provided guitars and backing vocals.
I reviewed their 2013 self-titled debut album back in March 2013. You can read my review here.
Steve Hackett is no longer involved in the band. He is busy enough on his own and on other projects. Lifesign has used four other guitarists instead.
The band continues as a melodic neo-prog band with both mainstream rock and symphonic prog influences. The album is pretty much keyboards based with a lot of vocals and some guitars also creating a lot of dynamics here.
The longest song is the opening song N, clocking in at eleven minutes. The title track is clocking in at ten and a half minutes. The album is fifty minutes long.
The music is melodic and not too hard. It has a lot of good details and songs. The songs are pretty catchy and easy digested.
This is indeed a good album which never really offers up some great music. Good is good, but I was hoping for another great album. Nevertheless, this album will find a lot of fans.