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4 stars Excellent addition to any prog music collection

This band from Germany delivers one of the best neo prog i ever heared in long time. With only two albums released so far, their most recent one is called Black chapter red, issued in 2016 after almost 20 years silence from debut Burning banners. Worth the wait?, yes it does big time. Cromwell is to me one of the most intristing bands from this genre with nice and smooth keys passages and very strong rythmic section and the job they done is little more intresting then on many bands from this genre. The voice is no more from a female as on previous album but a new voice of Holger Weckbach, who is excellent on all pieces, reminds me a lot in tone of voice with DC Cooper from Royal Hunt. The instrumental sections are more then ok, but to me the cherry on the cake are the keyboards, really really good, I was impressed, didn't expect to be so inspired from start to finish. Catchy album, with melodic lines but aswell complicated twists and turns just to be an enjoyble ride for fans of the genre. Forte pieces, title track , Black Confetti or the opening one.

So in the end a big 4 stars for this excelent album. It's a shame that this band didn't get very much attention from the prog conoseurs because worth every second. Recommended, better and far more intresting outfit then many bands from neo prog from today.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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