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VOYAGE

Erasmus

 

Neo-Prog

3.30 | 15 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Erasmus is an obscure band from Wales, Great Britain with only one album in their pockets. Released in 2002 named Voyage, Erasmus realy did a great job here, every piece shine, brilliant musicianship. Featuring Rob Reed on kyboards from Cyan and Magenta, he realy knew along with the rest of the musicians how to make a very pleasent and full of intristing arrangements here, great album. What stroke at first listen was the absolutely brilliant guitar parts, stunning moments full of intrsting riffs and solos made by Jayde who also happend to handle the vocal parts. Influences are from Pink Floyd, Iq, Cyan like guitar melodies, but developed very well and precise in some heavier riffing in the end, excellent moments. All the pieces are very good, not a weak moment, complex but in same time very melodic, similar with Iq for ex, but more towards heavier sound of neo prog, with unexpected turns and super guitar and keyboards interludes. In places the album sound realy rough , quite close to prog metal, but without that metalic feel, anyway the melodic side is also present that gives a special atmosphere to the album. On every piece are enough catchy moments to please every listner, I was very impressed by this band who happend not to have a single review or vote so far here, strange, because I find this Voyage album to be very strong in manner of composing, very up tempo, without weak moments, and above all the cherry on the chake some super guitar arrangements . The musicianship is above many bands from this genre neo prog, much more concise, much more intristing and songwritting is awesome. Why Erasmus are so unknown is beyond me, when they have such a great album. Easy one of the best albums from this field who desearves without hesitation 4 stars and better then 60% of the neo prog bands available on the market. Recommended for sure, they need a much more wider recognition. Similar with Arena, Iq, but aswell some Pink Floyd fans want to give a try.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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