Tuesday 13 November 2018
Overworld Dreams - Voyage (2018)
The debut album from this US band.
The band is a sextet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
The purpose of this band was to reconnect the 1970s prog sensibilities with today's world. I think I have heard that motto before.... but I fully agree with this motto !!
And the band really delivers when it comes to the genre. Melodic US neo-prog with a lot of English symphonic prog too. There is no Kansas around here.
The emphasis is on elegance here. Elegant guitars, keyboards and vocals. But there is still enough bite here to make this album anything but slick. OK, it is slick but there is also a lot of substance here. A good church organ and a dirty guitar solo here and there.
And the music is really good on this fifty minutes long album. There is a lot of really good details here. And the melodies too are really good.
This is a really promising debut album and I really hope this album is not a one-off. We need bands and albums like this one.