Tuesday 6 August 2019
Elixir - Sabbat (1986)
The debut album from this French band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, guitars, drums, percussion and French vocals.
This band and this album was one of the first bands/albums on Musea ever. But the band only released two albums before they gave up.
The album is strange as it may sound an album full of neo-prog. That is neo-prog, the French way of thinking.
There is a lot of Ange in their music. The music is also very theatrical too. It is also melodic and pretty dark.
Baroque is a word that springs to mind when it comes to this band's take on neo-prog. The forty-five minutes of neo-prog is dominated by some weird, dark vocals and some melancholic, dark neo-prog. Neo-prog with some folk rock influences too.
A run-of-the-mill neo-prog album, it is not. It is pretty unique in style and sound.
It is also a good album where the band delivers some good stuff. I find this album enjoyable as the Ange and French symph prog fan I am. But other fans of melodic neo-prog will find this album very interesting.
Check out this album.