Sunday 14 July 2019
Lyrian - Nightingale Hall (2008)
The debut album from this British band.
The band was a trio with a lineup of guitars, woodwinds, keyboards, percussion, drums, bass and vocals.
The band has released three albums and I reviewed their second album The Tongues Of Men And Angels (2011) for # 1 of this blog back in January 2013.
The band has their roots in folk rock. Medieval folk rock, that is. And there is some of that here. Ditto for symphonic prog too.
So the best label for this album is ambient medieval symphonic prog with roots back into the 16th century.
There is a lot of Mike Oldfield like ambience here too. Which makes this album quite pedestrian as this album is over seventy minutes long.
The album is long and mostly instrumental. Which is a good choice as the vocals is really poor. They reminds me about the Dutch band Us pretty poor vocals.
There is a couple of good melodies and songs here. The rest is decent enough but not enough for me to really want to listen much more to this album.