Sunday 23 December 2018
Dogma - Twin Sunrise (1995)
The second and final album from this band from Brazil.
The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of bass, guitars, synths, sequencers, drums and percussion.
The band also had some help from guest vocalists.
Their 1992 debut album, named Album, was a very promising debut album. You can read my review somewhere else in this blog.
So I was looking forward to sinking my teeth and ears into this album.
The band had developed since Album. They are no longer strictly an instrumental symphonic prog band.
There is still a lot of symphonic prog here. A lot of it is also instrumental symphonic prog. And some of it is very good.
Then we have a couple of vocal tracks which is somewhere between musical acts and AOR. They are OK, but not something that really adds a lot of value to this album.
The best stuff here is far better than the stuff on Album. But there is also some substandard tracks here.
The fact is that this is an interesting and engaging album which sometimes enthuses me and sometimes angers me. Hence the stars. Check out this album as I think this is an album who deserve a lot more attention. In particular if you are a Steve Hackett fan as this album sounds like a Steve Hackett album.