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Group 309


Crossover Prog

3.56 | 12 ratings

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4 stars Group 309 is a young progressive rock band from Russia, releasing in novemeber 2010 their first album named Dreams of sea, on russian label Mals , but also available on Musea records. Very pleasent and enjoyble album, symphonic prog well constructed and well played.The main composer is the keybordist Andrey Pishchulov who also delivers the vocal parts, who are very pleasent, warm voice, even is sung in russian language. The music is well structured, classically-influenced compositions, with nice arrangements and great keybords parts. Another good point in this debute album is the guitar of lIgor Inshakov, who sounds very solid and intristing in same time. Sometimes Group 3009 remind me of another russian legendary band Autograph,, or in places with czech Synkopy. I was really pleasent surprise listning to this album, good compositions, even are not very complex, but for sure well performed. I also like that the band sung in russian, it gives a certain great atmosphere overall. All pieces stands as good towards great, not a weak moment here for sure, The overture for ex is a great instrumental track that shows this band means bussines in prog rock from today, great. Now, the cover art is excellent like the whole booklet of the cd, nice drawings, who gives a realy solid visual content. 4 stars for Dreams of sea, nice work from this russian band, who needs a wider recognition in prog circles even the album is fresh and the band is still young. Some bands will not have the impact to public that they desearve but with a help from us maybe they will climb on higher levels, a place where many of them need to be.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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