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Sinister Street



3.49 | 21 ratings

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kev rowland
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4 stars Sinister Street are a Dutch neo-progressive rock band that have been around since 1987 and 'Trust' is their second album, only ten years after the debut. Somewhat unsurprisingly the band has been through some major line-up changes since then, but having not heard the debut I can't comment as to what effect that has had on the sound. What I can say is that this album is like going back ten years, and hearing again the burgeoning UK prog scene of that time. This album contains elements of many of those bands, most notably Galahad and Jadis, while also bringing in elements of Saga.

This is very much an album that will appeal to those who may not normally look to Musea for prog rock of this calibre or style. It is exciting, vibrant, most definitely rock based and not in the least self-indulgent. Well, maybe it is just a little, but this is prog rock after all. There are strong melodies and keyboards, and neither allows one to overpower the other. The result is a nicely balanced album with the emphasis on songs and dynamics instead of overblown epics. Indeed, only a few of the numbers manage to break through eight minutes and the result is an album that is fresh and exciting. If the year was 1992 and not 2002 then this is the sort of album that would have most definitely have been released on SI and not Musea. Anyone who remotely enjoys neo-prog can safely purchase this album immediately if not sooner.

Originally appeared in Feedback #69, Aug 02

kev rowland | 4/5 |


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