Thursday 4 June 2020

Byron - Forbidden Drama (2007)

The debut album from this band from Romania.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, flute, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards and vocals.
The band had help from ten guest musicians who provided oboe, esraj, viola, violin, cello, spoken words and background vocals.

This band is lead by Dan Byron who does the guitars, flute and vocals here.

The band has released eight albums so far, but I only have their first two albums and will therefore review them. 

The music on this album is melodic neo-prog in the vein of Marillion and more standard rock bands.

The dominating factor here is Dan's vocals and his rather quirky melodies. I believe he has written everything on this album.

The music is not particular progressive. The songs are rather decent to good though. It is also obvious that Dan Byron is a big talent here.

He is a bit talent but that talent has not fully come into bloom on this album. Nevertheless, this is still an acceptable debut album.

2.5 points

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