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Red Sand



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4 stars Red Sand is one of the neo prog bands rooted in Quebec zone in last decade, offering so far 4 albums and a DVD. I was aware about the their music somewhere around their second album issue, 2005. Gentry is the second release of Red Sand and I think their best, better then previous work who is the best rated here, I found Gentry to be more mature, more choesive and has all the ingredients for a solid neo prog album. The head of the band Simon Caron, the guitar player done a very good job here, very smooth and fine guitar parts, realy I like it a lot, the band not falls in some boring arrangements overall, they developed their own sound and has some spicey on top aswell. The album has an almost perfect atmosphere mainly because the band has a diffrent vocalist Steff Dorval, who fits better IMO in Red Sand's music then the former vocalist. The album has only 3 pieces and a bonus track . Two very long pieces Submissive, the best Red Sand tune ever, excellent piece where everything is perfect and Very strange the longest track almost 20 min of great neo prog. In between these 2 tracks is the title track gentry, less lenghty clocking around 5 min and a half is amid tempo almost slow tiune but where the lyrics are very miningfull and pleasent as the music aswell. The music and special the guitar parts has that special flavour of Pink Floyd, Marillion and here and there a Camelesque mood taken places. The opening track as I said is the best, and one of the best neo prog pieces I ever heared, very good vocal parts, great guitar work and above all some very fine keybords arrangemets. So, a 4 star album to me, one of the pleasent albums from this scene for sure, at least for me, the magic of this albun they were not able to make again on any other future album.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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