Saturday 23 February 2019

Galahad - Empires Never Last (2007)

The eight album from this British band.

Galahad was a quintet on this album with a lineup of keyboards, drums, percussion, bass, guitars and vocals.
Some guest musicians provided dulcimer, guitars and vocals.

Galahad is one of the classic bands from the British neo-prog scene. One of the founders, no less. They sounded like a cheap Genesis copy in the beginning. But their albums has been something else again. They have been from folk, electronica and to neo-prog.

Some very strange albums has been the result.

I remember I listened a lot to this album in the beginning of my prog rock awakening. So it is a surprise I never reviewed it for ProgArchives.

The album sets off like a black metal album in the vein of Emperor before the true album starts. Interesting start...... Karl Groom from Threshold is the producer of this album and that is proven throughout this album.

There is most definate some Threshold influences on this album. An one hour long album, which after the explosive start, settle down somewhere between classic neo-prog and some Threshold like prog metal.

Most of the songs has some sing along nice themes and hooks too. The title track has a folk rock feel.

This is a good album indeed and one of the better, if not the best from this band. It is a very good album, I have to correct myself to. One all fans of neo-prog should check out.

3.5 points

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