Sunday, 30 December 2018

Lifestream - Diary (2018)

The debut album from this Italian band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and English vocals.

Italy is not only about avant-garde prog, jazz and RPI. It also got a lot of prog'ish bands you cannot put in any of those rabbit holes.

Lifestream is one of those bands who lives somewhere between AOR and neo-prog. There is a lot of those bands in Italy.

It is not my cup of tea, though. But I collect Italian progressive rock albums and albums like this pops up in my inbox and then my review list.

Seventy minutes with reasonable elegant AOR laden neo-prog is what on offer here. The production and sound is slick and cannot be faulted.

A production and sound like this depends on the quality of the music.

And this is where the progress towards world domination comes to a bit of a stop.

There is no really good songs here. The album goes through the motions while the listener is waiting for something good to pop up. It never does. Well, there is no good songs here.

There are some good details though. But not enough to make this something more than a decent album. Must write better songs next time, guys.

2 points

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