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Fossil Evolution is a Belgian band, started in 2013 by Arnold de Schepper, who served as bass player and singer for Isopoda in the 1970's. He started the band with his three sons, and the intention to add former Isopoda colleague Luc Vanhove on keyboards. Because Vanhove passed away, the band continued with Pieter De Groeve, a friend of one of Arnold's sons.
After a bit over a year, in October 2014, the band introduced its debut album World In Motion to the world.

Where Isopoda was known to some as the 'Belgian Genesis', Fossil Evolution combines the sound of the symphonic rock of the '70s with what was called Neo-prog in the 1980's, and adds rock and jazz influences where the band sees fit.

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3.11 | 8 ratings

World in Motion
Fossil Evolution Crossover Prog

Review by Angelo
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3 stars Belgian band Isopoda was also referred to as 'the Belgian Genesis' in the 1970s, and has long since disappeared from view. However, former singer and bass player Arnold de Schepper is still very much alive and kicking, and tries to bring the remains of Isopoda back to live, by means of Fossil Evolution, a band in which he plays together with his three sons and one of their friends.

Their debut album World in Motion was released in October of this year, and contains some great music, that does require a attentative listen to be appreciated fully.

A track like opener Beautiful Colours starts out slow and mellow, and just when your attention drifts away, it takes of into a well performed, melodic instrumental that resembles Genesis (and of course Isopoda).

Title track World in Motion itself has a similar song structure, initially starts as an acoustic guitar based folk song fashion. As more instruments joins in, the song gains more power, but it never satisfies me completely, and I have the same problem with The Voice Inside.

The drums and bass, and the vocal harmonies of Arnold and Maarten de Schepper (father and son) make up for that on Next Time.

Oblivion has some jazz influences in its structure, as it builds up to an instrumental climax that is dominated by a guitar solo that reminded me (surprisingly on an album like this) of Savatage.

The icing on the cake of this album is the Isopoda cover Considering. This is a full blown 12-minute epic. The piano and keyboard on this one are nearly perfect. A trumpet solo and the vocal harmonies complete the show. However, the fact that the cover is the best part of the album means that the band has some work to do to be able to top this effort on a next release?.

Thanks to angelo for the artist addition.

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