Wednesday, 3 January 2018
Believe - Seven Widows (2017)
The sixth album from this Polish band.
Believe is a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, violin, keyboards and vocals.
I have reviewed their last five albums in this blog and you will find them in the alphabetical list to the right.
Believe is a band established by Mirek Gil from Collage as his new vehicle for new music. The use of violin in Believe's brand of neo-prog really set this band apart from the rest of the scene.
Cue my disapproval when Believe dropped the violin on their previous album, the 2013 opus The Warmest Sun In The Winter. They dropped most of the sound who made Believe to a band I really like. See my review of that album here.
Seven Widows is a concept album about seven widows. It has seven songs. I - VII. Great idea... But I did not have much hope for this album based on their change of sound.
Believe has again changed sound on Seven Widows. They have changed it back to their original sound. The violin is back and in full flow. The keyboards has even got a better sound than on their first albums. That without any deviation from their main sound.
Seven Widows is a melancholic, sixty-five minutes long neo-prog album with a lot of good violin, keyboards and vocal harmonies. The band has returned back to form again after that 2013 album.
Seven Widows is perhaps their best ever album too. The seven songs here is very good too. Hence my rating and a very big welcome back to this band.