Friday 28 December 2018
Mystery - Delusion Rain (2015)
The sixth album from this Canadian band.
The band is a sextet on this album with a lineup of flutes, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
Two guest musicians has provided piano and guitars.
The original vocalist joined Yes and they got a new vocalist in the name of Jean Pageau. A vocalist not as good as Benoit David. But he still does a great job on this album.
Mystery is a band who becomes better and better, album by album. They are also becoming a lot more interesting.
They now sounds like a mix of neo-prog and symphonic prog.
The music is as per usual from Mystery pretty bombastic and is bordering to, and sometimes is, pomp prog/rock.
The title track is excellent and so far their best track.... until the twenty minutes long The Willow Tree shows up some minutes later. A truly mesmerising opus.
This is their finest album so far. But not by far compared to their previous two albums. I note that this band has slowly, stealthy become one of the best prog rock bands in the scene. In the top five, no less.
Check out this great album.