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BANTAM TO BEHEMOTH

Birds And Buildings

 

Eclectic Prog

4.25 | 325 ratings

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poslednijat_colobar
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5 stars Innovative mixture of 70s classic bands' styles and the result is supreme debut album

Bantam to Behemoth is the debut album by Birds and Buildings. This band begins its life without very much popularity, but with their first album they surely gained it. Dan Britton and Brett d'Anon are also known from other older band called Deluge Drander.

Recently, there is a tendency toward making albums with the sound of 70s. Bantam to Behemoth is not exception. The sound is built in completely classic manner (it's hinted from the cover art, yet). As I prefer to say sometimes it's going to become a milestone of the genre for the future. And this album deserve it. The musicianship is exceptionally excellent, just perfect. Drumming style is completely stunning just like Genesis'. Mellotron is so dramatic and full of dynamic sharp tunes. Bass is as powerful as Yes'. Saxophone is as masterly as King Crimson's.

The constancy of the album is remarkable. All songs are above the term of very good (just perfect), which makes the album absolute 5 stars for me.

There is an interesting moment here. This is first american band to sound completely like United Kingdon band in the world of progressive/hard/classic rock, I've ever heard. So I can call this album like the album of wishes. If you like King Crimson - your songs are Birds Flying Into Buildings, Chakra Khan and Battalion; if you like Genesis - your songs are Caution Congregates and Forms a Storm and Chronicle of the Invisible River of Stone; if you like Gentle Giant, Camel and King Crimson - your song is Tunguska; if you like Camel - your song is Terra Fire. This album won't miss the lovers of Yes, too - their song here is Yucatan 65: The Agitation of the Mass. The end of the album is for Pink Floyd fans with Sunken City, Sunny Day. As whole, for you is Bantam to Behemoth in this case.

These are just simple examples of what does this album means - modern encyclopedia of progressive rock and time machine of progressive rock as well. Birds and Buildings are very innovative, without being a thieves. They just compose in little forgotten way. I'm expecting the next BB journey.

poslednijat_colobar | 5/5 |

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