Friday 11 September 2020

Spock's Beard - Octane (2005)

The eight album from this US band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, saw, theremin, guitars, keyboards, loops and vocals.
The band was helped by some guest musicians who provided strings, woodwinds and female vocals.

The band had lost Neal Morse some albums ago, but was still going from strength to strength.

The Snow double album is still their best album and masterpiece, but the band was trying to come up with albums in the same vein and quality.

Octane gives us one hour of a mix of US symphonic prog and some more modern rock. There are also some orchestral parts here.

Spock's Beard does not let down their fans with this album. There are indeed some very good pieces here. The vocals are really good and the other musicians also deliver the goods.

There is a couple of dead wood songs on this album. But on it's best, this album really pulls a punch.

This is indeed a very good album from these masters of US symphonic prog.

3.5 points

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