Thursday 13 June 2019

Metaphor - The Pearl (2019)

The fourth album from this US band.

Metaphor is a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and vocals.

The band has returned again to the scene after a more than decade long break. Their debut album was released back in 2000, no less.

This is a band who has been flying well under my radar. This album came as a surprise.

The sub-genre of progressive rock is also one of my favourite ones...... neo-prog !

Metaphor has combined the US and the UK with the Polish neo-prog sound and sub-genres on this album. The music is slightly bombastic. It also have some pop-rock from the British and Polish scene.

A band like Arena pops up in my head when listening to this one hour long album.

The vocals is really good and the other musicians is doing a good job too. There is not many details here to awake my interest. But there are some of them and this album is clearly a neo-prog album.

There are some rather good stuff and some rather decent stuff here. I am not really won over. The band simply lacks some really good songs to make this a good album. An album which may break them out of their obscurity. This is not the album which will break them.

2.5 points 

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