Tuesday 31 July 2018
Paradox Twin. The - The Importance of Mr Bedlam (2018)
The debut album from this British band.
The Paradox Twin is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals.
The band comes from the White Star Records family of bands and the band has got help from most members of that family. Which is a good thing.
We are again in neo-prog land. There is a lot of art-rock and some symphonic prog in their music too.
The music is pretty muscular and beefy without really being hard rocking. The music is firmly also planted in neo-prog and showcases a more modern take on this genre than plainly sticking to the formula laid down by Pendragon, Arena and Marillion.
The songs are both long and well crafted. The album is just over fifty minutes and never outstays it's welcome on my record player.
My only gripe is the lack of any great songs. Besides of these gripes, this album is a good album and one that pleases a neo-prog fan.