Friday 12 April 2019

Maglev - Alter Ego (2019)

The second album from this band.

Maglev is now reduced to just Joost Maglev on vocals.
He has got the help from the likes of Annie Haslam, Arjen Lucassen, Sebas Honing and Ben Craven too. The many guest musicians is contributing guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, piano and vocals.

I was not overly happy about their 2016 debut album Overwrite The Sin. Too much light prog and too much pop.

The band is now reduced to one and we get more of the same here.

The music on this fifty minutes long album is pretty light and fluffy.

There is also some prog metal here too. But most of the album is pretty poppy neo-prog.

The harder stuff here is the best stuff where there is some interesting details. This album is based on safe formulas and does not really take many chances.

Some of this album is rather good and some are a bit on the dull, decent side of the spectrum. I am again not won over by this band.

2.5 points

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