Wednesday 6 March 2019

Adventure - New Horizon (2019)

The fourth album from this Norwegian band.

The band is a sextet with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
They have been helped out by two guest musicians who provides flute and piano.

I have previously reviewed their three first albums and have found them enjoyable.

Enjoyable but not superb or brilliant.

The band has slightly changed course too. Gone is the mix of symph, neo and prog metal. In comes....

In comes a mix of folk rock, Scandinavian symphonic prog and some progressive metal.

The music is not overly complicated. The band has a nice eye for a melody too. Not that they have found some great melodies. But that is not for the lack of trying.

The music is a bit laid back and slightly too safe. This is by any means a good album. But there is no real x factor, the thing that want me to really dive more into the music, on this album.

Good, but not a great album. It is a solid album too where everyone does the right things but does not over-achieve. It is still an album well worth checking out.

3 points

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