Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Forest Field - Seasons (2019)
The fifth album from this Dutch band.
The band is run by Tom Cox who does most of the instruments. That is guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. He has got some help on some instruments.
I reviewed their second album for # 1 of this blog and the review can be found here.
Tom Cox has labeled his music as "elaborate rock". Huh ? What the heck does that mean ? So progressive rock is not elaborate ? It is a totally meaningless label and a total waste of time. Not to mention; insulting too.
The music is, as on their second album, a mix of AOR, progressive metal and Neo-Prog. It is melodic, yes. It is not particular technical or symphonic.
A lot of the music here is very heavy and well within the progressive metal genre.
The music is commercial in other words.
The vocals is good. There is not much brilliance from the instruments. But they do the job very well.
The quality is somewhere between decent and good. I am not won over. But all five Forest Field albums will find happy listeners among those who likes thix mix of AOR, prog metal and Neo-Prog.