Thursday 30 May 2019

Great Wide Nothing - The View From Olympus (2019)

The debut album from this US band.

The band is a trio with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals.

The prog rock scene in USA too is very much alive and brings us new bands all the time.

Great Wide Nothing is one of these bands.

The basis in their take on progressive rock is neo-prog. Add some US college rock too and some Americana influences.

This is in short a typical US prog rock album, soundwise.

The album consist of two x ten minutes long suites, one three minutes long song and one eighteen minutes long suite. Despite of this, the music is not anywhere near being symphonic prog.

A verse of  "What A Wonderful Life" by Louis Armstrong starts the second suite and that feels a bit strange, that opening. It does not add anything either to his song and album.

The music on this album is medium complex and has no real killer tracks or any good tracks. It is a decent to good album which fails to impress me. But check it out.

2.5 points

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