Sunday 25 February 2018

Odyssice - Silence (2010)

The second album from this Dutch band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums and guitars.

I reviewed their 2000 debut album Impression some days ago and was not impressed. It is a decent enough album though. You can read my review here.

Odyssice plays instrumental progressive rock somewhere between neo-prog, progressive metal and symphonic prog.

Although the tracks are pretty long on this album, the symphonic prog bit is not that big so I feel this one can be discounted. So no symphonic prog for me today.......

So we are left with almost one hour of guitar solos and keyboards in the neo-prog and prog metal vein.

The music is sometimes pretty hard and in the prog metal genre. But most of the music is pretty mellow.

There is not much good music here. There is no really good piece of music here and the album proves that it is so difficult to make good instrumental progressive rock with only guitars and keyboards. Odyssice is another band who has failed to do so. What a shame.

2 points

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