Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Albion - You'll Be Mine (2018)
The sixth album from this band from Poland.
Albion is a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, loop programming and vocals.
I was pretty happy with their fourth album, Broken Hopes from 2007. You can find the review somewhere else in this blog.
The band is fronted by a female vocalist again as in 2007. But a different vocalist, I see. The music is still what it was back then.
That means a mix of neo-prog, some folk rock and some rock. There is some pretty strong Gazpacho influences here too. Marillion too.
The music on this forty-five minutes long album is solid with some good vocals and guitar solos. The music is decent to good throughout this album.
What is missing is that ekstra x-factor. The sparkle, that small piece of inspirations.... some more good songs.
This album sounds a bit too much female-vocalist fronted neo-prog formula to me. There is no real surprises here and the dullness creeps in.
Solid, but not good.