Sunday 29 November 2020

Marillion - Afraid Of Sunlight (1995)

The 8th album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

The band had now really gotten up to steam again after the change of vocalist. Even I, as a Fish fan, has to admit that these days Marillion with Steve Hogarth is a very good band.

Afraid Of Sunlight is a strange album.

The opening song Gazpacho is a very good song. Then the band goes of on a pop, funk song and I am left scratching my head. That is an un-Marillion song.

Normal procedure is more than restored with both Afraid Of Sunrise and Afraid Of Sunlight. Both of them with Steve Hogarth doing some absolute great vocals. Vocals that more than justify his position. Both songs, epic songs in the mid-tempo range, is among the better Steve Hogarth era songs I have so far heard. Best Of material, both of them.

The rest of the album is also mid-tempo and slightly melancholic. These are also pretty much very good songs and well worth checking out.

Afraid Of Sunlight is indeed a great album and one to enjoy.

4 points

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