Tuesday 20 November 2018

Presto Ballet - Invisible Places (2011)

The third album from this US band.

Presto Ballet was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, Mellotron, clavinet, Hammond organ, electric piano, keyboards, synths, bass and vocals.
A guest musician provided drums and percussion.

I do not have their second album, the 2008 album The Lost Art Of Time Travelling and I am not so sure if I want it either. I got far too many albums and far too many reviews to get through.

The band was pretty popular back then. Kurt Vanderhoof from Metal Church was still the engine in the band.

The band still sounded like a mix of symphonic prog and progressive metal. The Metal Church influences is there and so is melodic prog influences. Add some neo-prog too.

This album is one hour long and it is not their finest hour.

There is a distinct lack of very good and great songs here. Not all songs are good either. The music is not particular heavy and intricate either.

There is something missing here and that is this album's lack of ability to engage with the listener.

This is another almost-there album. An album between decent and good.

2.5 points

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