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WINTERCOAST

Touchstone

 

Crossover Prog

3.71 | 59 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars After the great first album Touchstone wanted more and comming with a second album issued this year and named Wintrcost. Another goody from the band but not as magical and inventiv as the first one. Another case when a band turns into a more metalized outfit but keeping the eclectic and crossover moments here and there. In places this album sounds like a real progressive metal release, some parts are very rough ony the warm parts of duo female/male save the album to bean usual one. The more mainstream elements are added here not far from AOR but are well incorporated with the rest, giving in the end a progressive rock band well structurated and with great musicians. Some great moments are on tracks like Zinomorph, the mellow Solace or Line In The Sand, the rest areok, nice produce album with good pieces but not as great as the debute. Still a good album who desearves 3 stars for sure, fans who enjoy progressive rock with a more harder edge in place will love this release and the first one aswell. Good band with a bright future ahead, but the only thing must do is keeping the atmosphere and brilliant ideas as on Discordant dreams, if the next one is like this second entry in prog rock realms, maybe I will not be so enthusiastic any more.3 stars , good but non essetal. On first track the spoken words are provided by famous british actor Jeremy Irons, great voice for this kind of aproach.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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