Saturday 15 December 2018

Galahad - Following Ghosts (1999)

The fifth album from this English band.

The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, percussion, samples, programming, keyboards and vocals.
They also had a lot of help from guest musicians who provided violin, clarinet, flute, female vocals and piano.

The band's output has been a bit up and down until this album. Some good and some bad albums.

This band has been unpredictable so far.

Galahad continues down the neo-prog path on this album. They have incorporated a lot of world music, metal and not at least; electronica on this album.

The album is seventy-four minutes long and there is a lot of variations on this album. A lot of changes between various genres. Half of this album is straight neo-prog. The rest is all over the place.

This album is a bit of a mess and does not defend being well over one hour long. A bit more editing and this could had been a good album. There are some good tracks here. But some of the tracks is also nowhere near at that same level.

This is a decent to good album which does not enhances their reputation.

2.5 points


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