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UNDER A NEW SIGN

Knight Area

 

Neo-Prog

3.92 | 146 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Knight Area, this excellent dutch band coming from a new generation of brilliant musicians. Having released 3 albums in 5 years , they climb with each release higher and higher in prog scene. This is their second album from 2007 named Under a new sign. I only know this band quite recently, somewhere in spring this year I heard for the first time this album, but never own it until last week together with their next one and their most fresh from 2009 Realm of shadows. So let's say something about this second release of this dutch band. First, they play neo prog with very catchy pieces, second I was very impressed by their music, they have such a fat sound, with a proeminet bass, always very loud but keeping of course the lines with the rest. While the music is very strong, the voice is very familiar, not bad but the vocalist sounds like another one hundred ones from this genre, anyway he did a great job here in the end. Usualy I'm little restrictive about neo prog bands, some I like some I don't, some albums and bands appeal more then other to me, this time Knight Area did it, they manage to creat a solid album in neo prog scen. Alternating from more symphonic moments too a more rougher in places this dutch band is alwais great here, every piece is where belongs, nothing is left aside, everything is calculated very well and this is clear on pieces like Exit L.U.M.C. or the excellent title track, who is a instrumental one, very symphonic sound and atmosphere with some excellent keyboard arrangements by one of the most promissing musicians from this country Gerben Klazinga , great work here. So overall I was very pleased what I heared on this second album, I will give 4 stars easy, one of the best neo prog albums in last couple of years.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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