Sunday, 27 October 2019

Izz - Don't Panic (2019)

The ninth album from this US band.

The band is a seven piece band with a lineup of e-drums, ukulele, synths, keyboards, bass, guitars, percussion, drums and vocals.

Izz has been going on for a long time now....... since 1999 and thereabouts. That as recording artists. Some of their members has done solo albums and been involved in other projects too.

I have some time ago reviewed five or six of their first albums in this blog. Read my opinions about these albums in this blog.

The band started out as an US neo-prog band and has developed into a more US symphonic prog band.

This album still has some US neo-prog. The title track is a neo-prog track. That aside..... the music is very grand, complex and big. It is orchestral without classic music instruments. Without strings and woodwinds.

The vocals are two female vocalists and male vocals. These works nicely along the instruments and is a plus on this album.

This is in short an US symphonic prog album.

And it is also a very good one too. The melodies and the symphonic bits fits each other and the band more than deliver the goods. A killer theme or melody is missing. Nevertheless, this is a very good album.

3.5 points

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