Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Top Left Corner - Mystery Book CD (album) cover

MYSTERY BOOK

Top Left Corner

 

Neo-Prog

2.75 | 10 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Finnforest
Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
2 stars I'm afraid this one is a little too cheesy for me. "Mistery Book" is a competent but somewhat juvenile hard rock album with the Dungeons and Dragons feel. The players are quite professional and it's good clean fun rock and roll but just not something that makes the shelf for me. I suppose I would describe their music as taking one of Ronnie James Dio's albums and having a lesser known band perform the material with a more pop style than metal. That might give you an idea of the sound, predictable drumming, rather cheesy keyboards sound, catchy singalong choruses, lots of power chords. The one bright spot for me was the guitarist who in the midst of music that doesn't interest me, was able to peel off some really nicely done leads.

I can't quite get myself to 3 stars on this one but give it a shot if you like pop-metal stuff with Tolkien-ish vibes. They give JRR a special thanks so he must have been an inspiration here. It may also have appeal to fans of more mainstream prog rock artists like Kansas, Journey, Styx, etc. Not sure about the spelling, the site says Mystery, my CD says Mistery.

Finnforest | 2/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this TOP LEFT CORNER review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives