Tuesday 2 January 2018
Emerald Dawn. The - Visions (2017)
The second album from this British band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, flute, guitars, keyboards, saxophones, flutes and male & female vocals.
The Emerald Dawn is a new band who has got a lot of positive attention and praise during the last couple of years. I reviewed their 2014 debut album Searching For The Lost Key back in January last year. You can read my review here.
I was not that impressed by that album. I was in fact very critical and did not really rate it. So I did not have any expectations to this album....
The band may have changed a bit of their sound and music during these three years. Visions is a dark, gloomy downtuned album with some very sombre vocals.
The saxophones brings in a good comparison with Van Der Graaf Generator. That on the top of the neo-prog this band gives us.
This is a gloomy album. It is not a funeral dirge, though. There is some hints of lights and hope here on the melancholic album.
The music is good throughout and the band has improved a lot. They have also found their genre and niche. I hope we will hear more from this band in the future.