Wednesday 12 December 2018

Presto Ballet - Relic Of The Modern World (2012)

The fourth album from this US band.

The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars, mellotron, piano, synths, organ and vocals.

This band has quite impressed me and I am very glad to learn that the band has just released a new album. An album I will get in due time.

The band continues in the same style as before. That means some great Rush and Spock's Beard influences. There are also some The Flower Kings influences here.

The music is both meaty and heavy. But not as heavy as I did expect from a Metal Church side project.

The music is indeed US symphonic prog and unashamed so. The title track is a twenty minutes long suite with it's twists and turns.

The vocals are really good and enhances the music a lot. And there is a lot to be happy about on this album.

A killer track or even a great track is missing here. But this is still a good album, well worth checking out.

3 points

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