Saturday, 10 February 2018
Majestic - V.O.Z. (2012)
The sixth album from this US band.
Majestic is Jeff Hamel on guitars, bass and keyboards.
He has got help from a drummer and some vocalists.
I have started to warm to Jeff Hamel and his music. The previous album, Labyrinth from 2011, is a good album. See my review here. You can also find my review of Ataraxia, the 2010 album, here.
V.O.Z is a double album, clocking in at two hours. Which is a lot of music.
The music is a mix of AOR and neo-prog. But this is Jeff Hamel's take on these genres so we can also add in some avant-garde, prog metal and symphonic prog too into this album.
The music is not that heavy. It is surprisingly melodic. It is very surprisingly organic.
The vocals are good and ditto for the instruments here. The music has got a good groove, indeed. It flows nicely indeed.
The music is also pretty interesting. But two hours of this kind of music can test the most patient listener and reviewer.
There is no real great tracks here. It is nevertheless a good album and an interesting one. It is one to check out as it has it's moments, riffs and melodies.