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3.92 | 75 ratings | 3 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Last Train to Kimball (1:10)
2. Insomniac Blue (5:35)
3. Palestinian Black (6:55)
4. Wounded Animal (10:26)
5. Let It Rain (4:45)
6. Silence Kills (8:54)
7. It's Only Fear (6:18)
8. Bar at the End of the World (1:25)
9. Haunted (9:49)
10. Rebuke the Sea (9:03)
11. Adrift (7:30)

Total Time 71:50

Line-up / Musicians

- Luis Nasser / bass
- Brian Harris / keyboards, vocals
- Rich Poston / electric guitar
- Roey Ben-Yoseph / lead vocals
- Tim McCaskey / acoustic guitar
- Steve Royce / flute, vocals
- Andy Tillotson / drums, acoustic guitar
- David Keller / cello

Releases information

CD not on label (Self-released) 7 00261 38770 3 (2013 UK)

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SONUS UMBRA Winter Soulstice ratings distribution

(75 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

SONUS UMBRA Winter Soulstice reviews

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars US band SONUS UMBRA originated some 20 years ago in Mexico, at first operating under the moniker Radio Silence, if I have understood their history correctly, but since sometime around the Millennium the band has been US based. Their first album under their current name was released back in 2000, and a further three have followed since. "Winter Soulstice" is the most recent of these and was released in 2013.

Sonus Umbra's fourth full length production "Winter Soulstice" is an album that isn't easy to place within a carefully defined context. There's elements of acoustic rock and progressive folk rock in here, alongside classic hard rock or hard prog elements as well as passages that arguably have more of a symphonic oriented expression. All elements are combined into carefully assembled compositions where subtle details and controlled nuances dominated to a much greater extent than the flamboyant and dramatic. Progressive rock for feinschmeckers if you like, an album to be enjoyed by those who love listening closely and with full attention to an album and find joy in discovering the finer details.

Latest members reviews

5 stars It's almost criminal to me the almost total lack of attention being given to the new album by Sonus Umbra. Easily the best album yet from this band, and I liked the other 3 but Winter Soulstice raises the bar big time , mainly because it is almost a totally different band , the exception being Luis ... (read more)

Report this review (#1031285) | Posted by RJN | Monday, September 9, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars So,8 years since the last SONUS UMBRA cd was released-8 years of a long wait to see ,to listen the new album of one of the most original and sensitive bands in today's prog rock world! Finally WINTER SOULSTICE sees the day and we are spoiled with a superbe album in a great digipack presentati ... (read more)

Report this review (#1022697) | Posted by Ovidiu | Saturday, August 24, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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