Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Odyssice - Impression (2000)
The debut album from this Dutch band.
Odyssice was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, mandolin, keyboards, drums, flute and bass.
The band has released two full length albums and I am reviewing both of them this year/you will find the review of their second album somewhere else in this blog.
Holland/The Netherlands has given us a lot of progressive rock bands during the last twenty years.... well, since the invention of progressive rock. I am currently listening to and doing some reviews of Kayak albums and they proves my point.
During the last twenty years, there has been a lot of new bands too. Mostly mainstream melodic progressive rock bands. Most in the neo-prog and prog metal genres.
Odyssice is a band who is following in the footsteps of Camel. Yes, these British legends.
We get seventy minutes of instrumental symphonic prog here. That means long guitar solos and some keyboards work. The music is melodic and not particular hard.
Although the music on this album is soaring towards the skies, mostly in long guitar solos, the music does not offers up anything news. The art of good melody composing has bypassed this album by a mile. That means seventy minutes of decent music which really does not do much for me. It is not a bad album. It is just....... decent.