Sunday 31 March 2019

Satellite - Evening Games (2005)

The second album from this band from Poland.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, drums, keyboards, bass and vocals.

Satellite was the continuation of the legendary band Collage whose albums I will review later this year. Collage is perhaps the godfather (band) of the Polish neo-prog scene.

Neo-prog is what we get here.

The music has their roots in early Genesis and features a seventeen minutes long epos, the title track. A good epos too.

The music is really elegant and melodic throughout this album. The music is also epic and has all the qualities of a solid, good neo-prog album.

We get seventy minutes of solid neo-prog here. It is hard to argue that the album is too long.

What it does not have is a great song or two. The music is a joy but the dot over the i is missing here. The extra inspiration and the extra flashes of greatness.

It is hard to ignore this album when recommending neo-prog albums from Poland though. This is indeed a good album.

3 points


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