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A LIFEBLOOD PSALM

The Twenty Committee

 

Crossover Prog

3.77 | 59 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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3 stars A promising band'.. 3.5 Really

Just received a PM from a member of THE TWENTY COMMITTEE asking me to review theior debut album A Lifeblood Psalm, so after listening it several times, started to write my comments, because I liked what I listened.

Some reviews I found speak of a Prog band reminiscent of GENTLE GIANT or ELP'.Honestly I don't listen too much of that (Except the intro of The Knowledge Enterprise-Overturewhich sounds as a fusion of Knife Edge and four men GENESIS with some extra and pleasant dissonances), but for the rest, the album sounds to me like a blend of 'Alternative / Indie with a hint of TRANSATLANTIC and a few mind-blowing passages.

It's also interesting to find in some parts of The Knowledge Enterprise-Conceivers And Deceivers a clear influence of YES, but more fluid and with a modern sound that hits us like a breeze of fresh air.

But my favorite song is The Knowledge Enterprise-Tonight because of the contrast between the soft guitar and piano entrance and the explosive sections, maybe if the guys of the band would had allowed themselves to fall in excesses and experimentation, I would be more impressed with the debut.

But let's be honest, the album is very good, the production is impeccable and the musicians are very skilled, but sadly they go for a relatively safe path full of nice melodies and assumed few risks that I'm sure they are very capable to take, because when they dared, the album reach its peak like in The Knowledge Enterprise-Finale, which is sadly too short.

So, it's time for the rating, and it's hard, being that I believe they deserve at least 3.5 stars, but our system doesn't allow this, so as in the case of ELP and their debut, I will go with 3 stars, a good starting point for a band that I'm sure will give much more in future releases.

Highly recommended for fans of soft melodic Crossover Prog with very interesting tracks.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 3/5 |

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