Wednesday 11 November 2020

Spock's Beard - The Oblivion Particle (2015)

The 11th album from this US band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of percussion, drums, bass, bass synth, guitars, mandolin, electric sitar, banjole, synth, organ, piano, mellotron and vocals.

A guest musician provided violin on one track.

I was not overly impressed by their previous album and did not have many hopes for this album.

Ted Leonard is still on the vocals and also adds guitars. Two albums in and I am not decided if his vocals suits this band. I guess it suits their new style.

We still get US symphonic prog on this album. But not as much as on their previous albums.

The band has gone a bit neo-prog and rock on this album. Ted Leonard's background in other words. 

The music is still symphonic and pretty muscular too. There is a lot of nice details here and the music is very complex at time.

This album is not as openly, unashamed symphonic as their first albums and it deserve a bit more time before the listener "get it". It is still a good album and perhaps a bit better than that when I in years time picks it up again for some more listening sessions.

Check out this album.

3 points




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