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.

3 points

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