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II: MISTRAL

A Cosmic Trail

 

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3.04 | 8 ratings

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ProgShine
3 stars An interesting album by this German band A Cosmic Trail! The band is formed by the quartet Markus "Ulle" Ullrich (guitars), Richard "Richie" Seibel (keyboards), Klaus Engl (drums) and Alex Palma (bass).

However, the instrumental Progressive Rock (that bends towards the Progressive Metal) presented in their second album II: Mistral (2013) is pretty much a work to have on the background as you do something else. I couldn't find myself paying a high amount of attention to the details of the album, which is always bad when you listen to an album, especially a Progressive Rock album.

But you have a good production and a good musicianship, especially in the track 'In Ertia' (probably the best on the album). Moreover, Alex Palma's bass playing is really good!

But then the album follows again a background kind of music with a few sparkling moments here and there. Interesting, well played, but... couldn't hold my attention all the way.

Anyway, you can try yourself on their Bandcamp: acosmictrail.bandcamp.com/album/ii-mistral

Key songs: Cromlech & In Ertia

ProgShine | 3/5 |

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