Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
I Am The Manic Whale - Things Unseen CD (album) cover


I Am The Manic Whale


Crossover Prog

3.44 | 50 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Albert H
4 stars The third album from this Reading, UK-based band. Once again, this marks a progression in the band's style and compositional techniques. As before, this album requires careful listening: - the opening track, "Billionaire", amply shows the advances that the band have made since their last release.

The instrumentation is much the same as before, but the playing has moved on - it's as if the band are becoming more comfortable working with each other. Some of the guitar parts are amazing. Also, the addition of guest musicians has given a broader palette of sounds, and they make very good use of these. Some of the additional instruments are quite surprising - a rocking bassoon is pretty unusual!

Once again, I'm minded to give this album a high rating - it's a solid 4.5 - and there's a lot to discover with repeated listens. Again, I was introduced to this latest album by the Chris Hunter programme on - also highly recommended!

Albert H | 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 I AM THE MANIC WHALE 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.