Saturday, 13 July 2019
Introitus - Shadows (2019)
The fourth album from this Swedish band.
The band is a sextet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, accoridon, ocarina, keyboards and vocals.
Three guest musicians provided vocals and flute.
The band is all about the Bender family. The mother and father does the vocals and keyboards. The son does the drums and a daughter does some vocals too as a guest vocalist.
The band has always given us some light neo-prog bordering to pop and goth metal.
This album is no exception to this rule.
There are some differences, though...
There are some long pieces of music here where the band can stretch their legs and give notice that the band has some great musicians too.
The music is based on Ann Bender's vocals and they are very good. The music is slightly gothic and pop rock influenced at a couple of tracks. Tracks that makes me cringe.
The more technical proggy tracks are good though and makes this their best album so far. I am not so sure about the cover art-work, though......