Sunday 14 October 2018

Mystery - Beneath The Veil Of Winter's Face (2007)

The third album from this Canadian band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
Three guest musicians contributed with bass and fx.

Mystery is one of the brightest lights in today's neo-prog scene. That is why I am reviewing all their studio albums and I have now come to # 3 of their albums. See my other reviews somewhere else in this blog.

Mystery put themselves somewhere between pomp prog, symphonic prog, neo-prog and progressive metal.

On this album, the progressive metal part of their music comes to the forefront.

The music is really heavy on this one hour long album. Heavy and pretty slick too. It is also complex and dense.

There is no really easy on the ear music on this album. We get a lot of guitars, keyboards and vocals cascades on this album.

There is also a lot of chugging guitars on this album. There is not much else than bombastic, chugging music, I am afraid.

This album is big and bloated. But most of it is bluster and does not have much substance. This album is a bit of a letdown, I am afraid.

2.5 points

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