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The Inner Road


Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 100 ratings

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4 stars A totally new release! The british duo "The Inner Road's" album "Ascension" from 2013. Made up by Steve Gresswell on keyboards, drums, bass guitar and orchestration and Jay Parmer on guitars and sitar.

On this records these guys manage to create sweet symphonic music which is very nice to listen to. All the tracks are good and some are great. What is noteworthy is the powerful driving guitar. The whole record is like an extraced guitar solo. Those soles also have the right feeling for the symphonic sound. The music is like a wandering in an exciting landscape even without words. Well it could have been even better with lyrics and a great singer so something lacks to mention this as a full masterpiece. If you are finical you can say perhaps the tracks here are too similar. But I can't deny this is wonderful music!

My favourite tracks are the title song: "Ascension" which is a symphonic explosion of beauty with a flute(or flute-a-like) and a wonderful sweeping melody and "Two Worlds Two Tomorrows" which is another well done work with clear solo guitar. The melody is melancholic and I especially like the calmer parts. It ends up with throat singing. Other great tracks are "The Steel Sky" with synth fanfares, "A fleeting dream" with a little different melody and "Flight through eternity" which starts with sitar and is a symphonic excess with great melody.

A very well done records with plenty of moments of beauty. Perhaps not innovatory and kind of symphonic mainstream but very nice music you can't resist.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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