Wednesday 28 March 2018
Mantra Vega - The Illusion's Reckoning (2016)
The debut album from this UK band.
Mantra Vega is a sextet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, low whistles, keyboards and vocals.
The band got help from musicians providing bansuri, guitars and xtra vocals.
Mantra Vega is a supergroup with Heather Findlay, Dave Kilmister, Dave Kerzner and others.
Guest artists are Troy Donockley and Arjen Lucassen.
Impressive indeed !!
The music touches the bands these musicians has been involved in. Mostly Autumn, Sound Of Contact, Steven Wilson and solo projects.
That means a mix of folk rock, neo-prog, goth rock and modern symphonic prog.
Heather Findlay's vocals are again a treasure. The others are also doing a great job.
A great job on material which is failing to set the world on fire. There is a lot of good details on this one hour long album. But the songs here still leaves a lot to be desired.
This is indeed a good album with some great musicians who has been given some songs which is not up to their standards of musicianship.