Tuesday 10 April 2018
Visual Cliff - Refuge (2018)
The eight album from this US band.
Visual Cliff is a quartet with a lineup of piano, synths, keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
This band started out as a fusion/jazz band. But they changed their style gradually during a couple of albums. I reviewed their seventh album, their 2013 album Between Two Kingdoms, back in April 2014 and found a changed band. You can read my review here.
The band has totally changed from a fusion/jazz band to a straight progressive rock band.
Progressive rock with a lot of US college rock, modern hard rock and some grunge. Both Pear Jam and Rush springs to mind here. Their music is still progressive rock with a lot of interesting details and pretty intricate melodies.
The guitars and the vocals are really cool and in the grunge rock genre. There is a lot of Rush references in their music.
Their swap of genres, or growing up, has been reasonable successful as this is a good album. It is perhaps not the most exciting album you can find. But this almost one hour long album still has a lot too offer and is a good choice for those who are still missing Rush and Pearl Jam.