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Solar Architect


Heavy Prog

3.86 | 12 ratings

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4 stars 4.5 really

Solar Architect second release from 2010, release two month ago and named Wrath of nature is another worthy heavy prog album of the highest calibre. Everything here is very well done, from the brilliant cover art made by Kelly Dodd who this time leave the keyboards to a more arthistical fenture and the result is fantastic, I never saw a covert art so well done and so expressive, to the musical arrangements all is excellent. The instrumental passages remind me of Rush , '70's period and specially of 2112 or Caress of steel period, but also some Iron Maiden elements here and there, specially from first two Iron Maiden albums. The music is all instrumental, so every musician show their full potential on every piece. Very energic pieces, where bass lines interludes very well with the guitar and with the fantastic druming of Frank Madore, very skillfull musicians, even at first listen it doesn't sound like this. Every pieces is nice developed and with intelligent arrangements, very strong musicianship and above all, this band sounds very original in places, even they trace influences from glorious '70's. Pieces like Glaciers I never heared before such bass arrangements like on this track, belive one of the better examples how must be used this instrument in this subgenre, fantastic Rob Niman is one hell of a musician, and the last track , an epic monumental piece - The tempest - of 19 min where every musician shines , brilliant piece and a grand final for such a fantastic album. A top rate release, one of the best I've heared lately and one of my fav in last years, and a good candidate for one of the best for this year. Recommended , Solar Architect really done it this time, it is a shame that they are so unkown in progressive rock circles. Almost a masterpiece, Rush or Iron Maiden fans will love this album, and all listners who are opened for ethusiatical and energic progressive rock. Album available at cdbaby, don't hesiate to take some spins.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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