Monday, 3 December 2018
Dilemma - Random Acts Of Liberation (2018)
The second album from this Dutch band.
Dilemma is a quintet with a lineup of synths, grand piano, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, guitars and vocals.
There are numerous guest musicians and guest vocalists here who adds guitars, synths, vocals and violins.
I have not had the chance to hear their 1995 debut album Imbrocatta. But a break of twenty-three years means we are talking about a new start and perhaps two different bands here.
The band gives us seventy-two minutes of music here. There are clearly some accumulated music here who only sees the light of day on this album.
The music is neo-prog. Neo-prog with hints of hard prog and a lot of standard rock anno 2018.
The music is elegant. It also has some pretty cheap ballads and not so good commercial rock too. The music is at time cheap and not so pleasing for a prog rock head.
The vocals is very good and ditto for the musicians. The music falls at times a bit flat on it's face. There are also some good stuff here.
I am not overly impressed by this album. Hence my lukewarm reaction to it.