Saturday, 8 December 2018
Epitaph - A Song In Time (2018)
The second album from this band from Mexico.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals.
A female vocalist is also adding her vocals on a couple of tracks.
I have yet to hear their 2015 debut album Humane, Not Humane. But I have heard a lot of good words about it.
The band gives us one hour of music somewhere between Pendragon, Pink Floyd and Marillion.
The music is distinctive neo-prog with a lot of backwards glances at the British neo-prog scene in the 1990s.
There is a nice balance between guitars and keyboards on this album. A very good balance indeed.
The vocals is a huge letdown and the vocalist gives us a very poor and painful performance of the lyrics here. I feel sorry for him as he is chasing the tones and most often not finding them.
The sound could also have been a lot better too.
The songs are pretty good, but this album is being let down by the poor vocals and the questionable sound. Sorry....