Monday 29 January 2018
Spiral Key - An Error Of Judgement (2018)
The second album from this British band.
Spiral Key is a trio with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
The band has got help from three other musicians who provides guitars and vocals.
I have not heard their 2013 debut album Perfect Machine so this is my first meeting with this band.
Spiral Key comes from a fine tradition of neo-prog and progressive metal here in Great Britain. Their music is a mix of both genres.
Most of all.... and the best reference for their music is Threshold. Spiral Key sounds like them and their more recent albums.
We get some solid bass and drums kicks here with some guitars and vocals leading the melodies. The music is pretty hard throughout. But it is also melodic.
It is also a bit formula based. Nevertheless, the sound is great and the music sounds fresh. Ditto for the vocals too which is very good.
The quality of the music on this fifty minutes long album is good. There are a lot of good hooks and melodies here. The band does a good job. This album does not have any great songs though and that is my only gripe with this album. Check it out.