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BLACK SEPTEMBER

Black September

 

Symphonic Prog

2.98 | 11 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Black September is one of the lesser known acts from USA from beggining of the '90s in prog scene. They released only one album self titled in 1994 and was issued by italian label Mellow records same year. The band was formed by Micheal West on keyboards who had a solo album 2 years before with God sex and money. This is keyboard dominated release very much in ELP direction, but aswell there is a good amount of sax and violin passages. Also the producer is Bill Berends one of the brothers from Mastermind fame(who produce Micheal West album aswell), and in places Black September has that Mastermind atmosphere in some passages. The lowest point are the vocals, who are not entirely bad, but lack of energy and great range, as example on Forever winter the vocals are almost awful at best, while the instrumental sections are more then ok. Not very much to add just if you are into Mastermind, ELP and keyboard dominated albums , Black September I think worth to be investigated. A forgotten band for sure. I prefer solo album of Michael West then this one. 3 stars, good but nothing special.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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