Tuesday 7 January 2020
Sylvan. Nad - The Regal Bastard (2019)
The sixth album from this US artist.
Nad Sylvan did keyboards, guitars and the vocals on this album.
He had help from an all-stars list of musicians who provided guitars, bass, drums, viola, violin, cello, keyboards and vocals.
Nad Sylvan has a long career. He started out in the late 1970s but did not make an impact before 20 years later and his cooperations with Roine Stolt. He is now the vocalist for Steve Hackett.
His solo albums has been a mixed baggage. The last three albums has been the ones that has been real prog rock.
The previous two albums broke Nad Sylvan in the prog rock scene and made him a popular recording artist in addition to a popular vocalist for Steve Hackett, Unifaun and The Agent Of Mercy.
His vocals is pretty melodic and muscular at the same time. He is one of the better vocalists in the scene indeed.
The music on this album is a mix of neo-prog and symphonic prog. There is also some very obvious inspirations from the Scandinavian symphonic prog scene on this album.
The music flows nicely throughout this one hour in his company. I have enjoyed these listening sessions. There is no real great songs here and the album is a bit short on interesting details.
This is a good album from a great singer and that is it, really.