Saturday 17 February 2018
Anabasis. The - Back From Being Gone (2011)
The debut and so far only album from this US band.
The band is Barry Thompson's band and he has got help from numerous other musicians too. The lineup is guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, synths, violins and vocals. Many vocalists in fact. But only male vocalists.
The album is out on the US label 10T Records who has released some melodic neo-prog and metal albums. A very good record label indeed.
The Anabasis was one of their main bands and it is easy to understand why.
Lots of very solid, talented musicians has helped out Barry here on this album. A seventy-four minutes long album.
There are three long suites here and some rather shorter songs. The suites are all really good and interesting.
The main, the only problem with this album is the lack of some really great songs. The music is melodic with some strong prog metal influences. That include some chugging guitars and keyboards. The vocals are really good too.
And that is that. Everything here is good and would enthuse those who thinks neo-prog with prog metal and AOR influences are their favourite music. I am not entirely won over.