Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Izz - Crush Of Night (2012)

The sixth album from this US band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of percussion, piano, drums, bass, keyboards, guitars and vocals.

Izz is one of those unashamed US big sound band who we find somewhere between neo-prog and symphonic prog.

The music on this album is unashamed big, bombastic and complex.

The keyboards, guitars and vocals creates a lot of sound on this one hour long album.

The songs are also pretty long too. The music is at times heavy and intense. The interactions between female and male vocals is very effective.

There is a lot of time-shifts and intricate melody lines on this album.

There is no real great music here and it sounds like the album is not hitting the right ideas throughout. A bit more great or even good music would have been great.

What is remaining is a complex album. Is that complexity hiding it's flaws, the listeners will ask themselves. This is not a melodic album and it is not easy on the ears.

The quality is good though and this album is something fans of complex progressive rock should check out.

3 points

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