Saturday, 9 March 2019
Brave - The Calm The Storm (2019)
The third album from this US band.
The band is a sextet with a lineup of ukulele, violin, keyboards, drums, guitars, bass and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
I have not heard their first two albums. The band is listed as a progressive metal band and the albums was released in 2002 and 2008.
I am no fan of progressive metal at all. So I very, very reluctantly decided to review this album.
Well, I did not have any need to worry. Brave anno 2018/19 is a different kettle of fish altoghether.
Gone is most of the progressive metal. The remnants of progressive metal is here to spice up the music. Which it does, indeed. It enhances this album.
What has emerged is a band very influenced by Mostly Autumn. An album very influenced by Mostly Autumn, that is.
You get the keltic influences here. You get the very good female vocals and you get their sound. But the band still does their own things.
There is some good and some decent songs on this forty odd minutes long album. It is an album full of sweet music and it has some good details too. But there is not enough food for the thought to keep my interest up. Hence the rating.