Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Crucible - Tall Tales (1997)

The debut album from this US band.

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

Crucible was a short lived band who released two albums before they split up. Their second and final album Curtains was released in 2001.

Tell Tales gives us one hour of melodic symphonic prog. References are Kansas, Genesis and a bit of Jethro Tull too. 

There is also AOR influences here. Their sound is typical US sound. US symphonic prog.

The vocals are good and the organ adds a lot of 1970s feel to this album. This album has indeed a 1970s feel and sound.

There is a lot to enjoy on this album. In particular the sound.

The album is lacking a bit in the song quality. But the sound with the occasional mellotron and organ is making up for the lack of quality songs.

This is another forgotten gem from the US symphonic prog scene and it deserve a lot more attention.

Check it out.

3 points



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