Thursday 23 May 2019
Red Sand - Forsaken (2019)
The eight album from this Canadian band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, piano, keyboards and vocals.
I have reviewed their previous album for this blog and two other records for # 1 of this blog. I have been satisfied with their albums, but not impressed.
The band gives us again some pretty epic neo-prog bordering to symphonic prog.
There is a lot of epic and tender guitar solos here. Ditto for the keyboards solos. The vocals are really good too.
Those who Red Sand knows the formula and this album is in the same formula.
That is a good thing as the band is true to themselves and gives us what the trademark says we will get.
And the music is really good here...... for those who likes epic neo-prog. It is by no means the invention of the wheel, this album. But the band knows what they are doing and is indeed delivering the goods.
Three quarters of an hour worth of this and I am not complaining. I still want them to give us a great or even a classic album. Their next album ?