Wednesday 27 November 2019

Wish - Stay Here My Friends (2019)

The debut album from this Italian band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals.

I have never heard about this band from Rome before. But new blood is always good and the cover art-work made me splash out for this album.

The band is from Italy, but the music is not much in the RPI tradition.

The band mixes a bit post-rock, neo-prog, goth, prog metal and AOR in their music.

Some of the music is rather dark and goth influenced. There are some keyboards reminding me about Keith Emerson in ELP.

The music is pretty melodic with a dark edge.

The vocals is pretty bad and is letting some of the music down. Then again, some of the music is built around these vocals.

The quality of the songwriting is not particular impressive. There are a couple of good songs here inbetween the pretty mediocre stuff.

This is a decent to good album. Fans of Italian prog may want to give this album a chance.

2.5 points

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