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THE HIGH PLACES

Oblivion Sun

 

Eclectic Prog

3.67 | 44 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars Oblivion Sun is an American band from Maryland which has been being since 2006 and done two studio records and "The High Places" is the second of those featuring Stanley Whitaker(vocals, guitars), Frank Wyatt(keyboards and saxophones), David Hughes(bass) and Bill B Brasso(drums).

Like many other records I feel this could be a record which grows with every time I listen. The front picture must be one of the years finest art works until now with a romantic landscape and a beautiful woman standing in the air. It's impossible to not hear Whitaker's simarity with Peter Gabriel and that voice coherence must be positive in the progressive ear. The vocals are very good on this record, among the best ingredients really. The instruments sound quite lame partially but the vocal parts stand out.

What's most interesting may be the long suite "The high places" in six pieces. There lies the vocals present all the time and it has a great flow. The spirit of the song feels "free". The instrumental "March of the mushroom men" is also very good with a playful melody. What's lowers this record is a couple of weak tracks such as "Dead Sea Squirrels", which is a good example of boring prog. "Everything" shows the nice vocals but isn't very interesting. I would recommend especially the second and the fifth track of this record for you listeners. On more eloge to the cover of course and for a very professional sound. I also think I will raise the rating after more listenings. Recommended!

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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