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The Inner Road


Symphonic Prog

3.65 | 39 ratings

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4 stars The inner road is one of the most intresting and captivating bands I've come across lately. This is a young band formed around two musicians Steve Gresswell/ drums, bass guitar, keyboards and Phil Braithwaite / rhythm guitar/lead guitars, the album released last year 2011 named Visions is a killer one in every aspect. Highly orchestral symphonic album with plenty of memorable passages and inventive arrangements. They took me by surprise, never known that they sound so great. All album is instrumental with sporadicaly spoken words and excellent choruses. Visions sound like was issued in the glory days of prog, very smooth and elegant music, with long enough pieces to demonstrate that they mean bussines with this release, the album overall clocking around 70 min pure grandious music. Very enjoyble, at least 4 pieces are absolutly awesome and very intresting like Hidden Sea, Day of the sun, Dream catcher and Visions. One of the top albums in last years I've heared from symphonic prog, perfect written parts and musicianship is great. Maybe to some listners the problem will be that the album is mid tempo most of the time lacking in energy, but after more spins definatly they will change their minds, definetly a grower. Very diverse in arrangements with fascinating keyboards, guitars and some great drum parts, Visons is a winner in every way. Elegant is the main word if I'll discribe this album in one word. Another aspect is that I can't trace the influences behind this release, it sounds so good and almost original at best, a hard thing to achive these days in prog music. In the end 4 stars easy , recommended for sure, fans of the genre will love this album as I did. Very strong and a fresh air in today prog world.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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