Thursday 17 December 2020

Osiris - Take a Closer Look (2020)

The fifth album from this band from Bahrain.

The band is an eight piece big band on this album with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, synths, keyboards and vocals.

Bahrain or the Arabian peninsula is not a hotbed for progressive rock. But Osiris has been around since the late 1970s and has released five studio albums and two live albums. That is impressive.

I believe they are the only recorded progressive rock band from this area too. 

The band started out as a symphonic and neo-prog band. They did evolve a bit and I have had the pleasure of reviewing some of their albums.

The music here is a mix of neo-prog and art-rock.

There are a lot of pretty subtle Arabic influences here in the sound and in the melodies. 

The sound is not particular good though. The sound is a bit murky.

The songs are somewhere between decent and good as some of the songs are really not up to standards. This addition to the pretty poor guitar sound.

Their take on neo-prog and art-rock is different than the rest of the scene so it is always worth checking out their albums, including this album.

2.5 points






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