Saturday 23 November 2019

Infringement - Alienism (2019)

The second album from this Norwegian band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, guitars and vocals.

Their 2017 debut album created some waves in the scene. You can find the review here.

The band continues in  the same vein on their new album. A lot of Arena, Pendragon and IQ influences.

Having listened to the last Magic Pie album, these two albums has a lot in common too.

That means muscular, melodic progressive rock. There are some symphonic prog on this album, too.

The vocals are really good and ditto for the keyboards. The other musicians does a good job too. The keyboards, in it's variations, is the ones that pops out here.

The four songs are pretty long and the album clocks out at forty minutes. Almost half of it is spent on the seventeen minutes long Delirium opus. A good opus.

Although there is a lot of very good details here, the band is a bit sorely lacking a killer track or two. That is my only gripe with this album. Nevertheless, this is a good album.

3 points

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