Sunday 8 July 2018
Arena - Double Vision (2018)
The ninth album from this British band.
Arena is a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.
I have been following this band with great interest for many years. You can find my reviews of their first eight albums in both Progarchives and # 1 of this blog.
Arena is one of the best ever neo-prog band to come out of Great Britain.... and this planet. I think that is a view shared by most people into this genre.
Double Vision is an one hour long album.
The music is big, bold and pompous with layers of keyboards, backing vocals, guitars and vocals.
The first six songs are rather short. The final song The Legend Of Elijah Shade is an epic tale.... sorry, song and the best on this album. It is a great song. It is also twenty-three minutes long.
The end result is a very good album from one of the masters of the neo-prog genre. A must have album for fans of this genre and one also fans of symphonic prog and other progressive rock genres should also check out.