Sunday 23 September 2018
Amarok - Neo Way (2002)
The second album from this Polish band.
The band was a one-man band with Michal Wojtas as the only member on guitars, keyboards, programming and sampler.
He got help from a quintet, including Colin Bass, who provided drums and vocals.
Their first album was an instrumental album. It was also far from what ProgArchives has labeled this band as... A neo-prog band. And I really like neo-prog and was looking forward to reviewing some neo-prog again.
Neo Way, the title gave me some hope after the disappointment of the debut album. An album I have reviewed somewhere else in this blog.
Neo Way gives us almost an hour with some piano driven music somewhere between Americana, pop, some prog and U2 like rock.
There is some instrumentals here and some vocal tracks too.
The music is leaning toward rock and Americana. Some strong Al Stewart influences also pops up. And.... horror horror horror... there is also a couple country'n'western songs here too.
The quality of the music is decent though and it is not a too bad album. But it is not neo-prog and it is not a good album.
I have to say I am not impressed by their first two albums and is giving their final two album the miss.