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Grey Lady Down



3.16 | 38 ratings

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4 stars Grey Lady Down, this obscure neo prog band from UK, taken their name from an unknown movie to larger public from late'70 and formed in 1992 around the excellent Julian Hunt on guitars, release so far 4 studio albums and one live, this one their second release from 1995 entitled Forces is one of their best. I was pretty impressed by this band, knowing their music quite recently, 6-8 month ago I discoverd two of their album, this is one of them. To my ears Grey Lady Down is diffrent, in musical terms from most of the neo prog bands, from that period, or before and later in this scene. They are not Marillion clones, they are not Genesis and Peter Gabrile influenced band and vocal arrangements, they are pretty original and damn good instrumentaly. Now , the voice of Martin Wilson is brilliant, he has one of the most pleasent voice I ever heared in neo prog zone, such emeotional tone is hard to belive someone has, great range and beautiful vocal arrangements. As I said, instrumental passages are top notch, very uptempo, with keyboards and guitars as leading instruments, Louis David os one hel of a player, he use the keys like almost no one in neo prog zone, excellent. All the pieces are total winners, not a weak moment here. 5 tracks from 7 are long enough to show how good they are in this field, elaborated compositions and great songwritting above all. I will give 4 stars easy to this album, one of the better releases of them and quite on same level with their next one Fear, considered their best. This band needs attention, belive me, they sound better and more solid then half of the neo prog bands I known. Similar with anothe r fav of mine from this scene Galleon. Recommended, excellent work by this underrated band.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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