Saturday, 2 November 2019
Bram Stoker - No Reflection (2019)
The fourth album from this British band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitar synth, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, percussion and vocals.
The band started out in 1972 as a psych rock band with some occult rock overtones. They released their second album in 2014 and retained that occult psych rock sound.
Both albums has been reviewed in # 1 of this blog and I found them interesting. I have lost out on their third album, their 2017 album.
The cover art-work says more occult rock......... and it is totally misleading. My local Trading Standards office should have a look at this album.
The almost fifty minutes of music here is a mix of soft rock and pop. Yes, there is prog rock here too. Soft prog-rock.
The music is not bad though. Some good harmonies and some good male and female vocals. There are some decent to fairly good stuff here. This is not an unpleasant experience, except from the cover art-work which is totally out of order for an album like this.
This album is an example of what old psych rockers and proggers does on their final albums. They go safe and they go soft with some middle-of-the-road rock. Which is fair enough in this case.
Old fans will be disappointed but I am fairly satisfied with this album as it has some good stuff.