Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
SBB - The Rock CD (album) cover




Eclectic Prog

3.62 | 83 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer
3 stars The legendary Polish band SBB just keeps on going."The Rock" was released in 2007 and while this doesn't compare to their first three classic albums it's a pretty good record overall.They have toned things down with a lot of laid back music here although early on they rock out pretty good. Cool cover art on this one.

"Skala" is heavy with vocals arriving a minute in. Some nice organ in this one too. "Plonace Mysli" is also fairly heavy but better than the opener. I'm not a fan though of the mellow sections late. "In Heaven And Hell" opens with harmonica and other sounds that come and go in the intro. It settles in at 2 minutes. Some good organ runs in the background as the guitar solos over top.The beat is relentless. It turns spacey 5 1/2 minutes in as reserved vocals join in. Good song ! "Silence" is ballad-like and so is the next one "Sunny Day". Slow moving music and vocals.

"My Paradise" is again mellow with vocals. It picks up with synths before 2 minutes as contrasts continue. "Pielgrzym" is my favourite. It has this exotic atmosphere as almost spoken vocals join in. A beat follows as it slowly builds, then guitar. I would have loved more of this style. "Akri" is pastoral with vocals. "Zug A Zene Mindenhol" opens with organ as a catchy rhythm with vocals takes over.This is good. Catchy stuff.

A fine album that really drags for me in the middle. Still I think mature Prog fans will dig this.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this SBB review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.