Friday, 10 April 2020
IQ - The Seventh House (2000)
The eight album from this British band.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, flute, percussion and vocals.
A guest musician added saxophone on two tracks.
IQ is going from strength to strength. They have found their niche and genre. By the release of this album, they were rightly regarded as one of the best neo-prog bands around.
The niche and genre you can find IQ operating in, is muscular neo-prog.
This album has some long songs too. They are all both symphonic and epic.
The music can sound a bit like progressive metal. But it is not. The music is beefy and muscular. But never progressive metal.
This album comes with the usual great vocals from Peter Nicholls. The band also do a great job on this album.
This album does not have a great song or a great piece of music. Nevertheless, this is indeed a good album and a joy to behold. You can always rely on IQ when it comes to neo-prog. That also includes this album.