Wednesday, 13 May 2020
IQ - Resistance (2019)
The 12th album from this British band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, percussion and vocals.
I have reviewed their twelve albums this year (one of the reviews was done ten years ago) and that has been a pleasure. I like this band and I like proper, good neo-prog.
IQ is a proper, good neo-prog band who more often than not are delivering the goods.
This album is a double CD album, triple LP and a one hundred and eight minutes long album. It is a concept album, to my knowledge.
The album has some long songs. The longest one is clocking in at twenty-two minutes. There are also two other songs clocking in between fifteen and twenty minutes.
The music is really complicated with a lot of vocals from Peter Nicholls. They are supported by the usual elegant guitars and keyboards from the rest of the band.
The music is muscular, symphonic neo-prog. It is complex and multi-layered.
The music is very good throughout. There is no really outstanding great track here. Nevertheless, this album deliver the goods and very much lives up to this band's good reputation.
I hope this band will continue to release albums in this vein. Keep up the good work !