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HOME AND SANCTUARY

Irrgarten

 

Crossover Prog

3.19 | 21 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars I was full of hope...

But they were soon dashed. Irrgarten does a somber blend of Genesis, IQ, Marillion and indie-rock. Add some hard rock too and you get Irrgarten. The main problem is the annoying bad vocals. They are a mix of overcooked crying and screams. The vocalist has a very limited range and that is an understatement. The guitarist also has his limitations. The bass and the drums are pretty standard fare. Nothing to be excited about. The sound is pretty bad too and on the demo-tape level.

The only good thing is the sometimes Soft Machine esque saxophones. There are a couple of good tunes too. The opening track for example and Shattered Melody with the above mentioned saxophones. But the rest is pretty substandard neo-prog. It is always a shame when a band only release one album and then disappear from the face of the earth. But in this case, I can to a certain degree understand why. This is not a recommended album.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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