Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Opus-5 - Contre-Courant CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.22 | 93 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Squire Jaco
4 stars All five members of Opus 5 sing (in French) on this 40-minute little treasure from the 1976 Quebec prog scene. At times sounding reminiscent of bands like Renaissance, Jethro Tull (flute), fellow countrymen Harmonium, and even a splash of Gentle Giant, these youngsters created some great melodic prog that included a little Baroque, a little fusion, and some great prog in both the symphonic and folk styles. I found the piano to be a bit more prominent than the traditional prog band of that time, and the drummer has a nice crisp snare sound. Three fantastic long tracks start the cd (9:10, 11:45, 9:20) as they finish everything off with a couple of nice ones in the 3-5 minute range. I have not been disappointed yet with any band from Quebec, and this debut from Opus 5 "Contre Courant" ("against the current") sails mightily among them.
Squire Jaco | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this OPUS-5 review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.