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Country Lane


Heavy Prog

3.20 | 33 ratings

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3 stars Well, I am kind of lost for words here.

Country Lane is from Switzerland and they play rock. Rock as in heavy prog with a large element of vintage symph prog, cabaret music and a large dose of "trying to be funny". The latter part is carried out on a couple of cringe worthy songs like for example Captain Bloom which I cannot play in public without feeling both stupid and shameful. This band is not funny at all. Please leave humour to those who masters this art, guys.

Thankfully, the band also has a serious side, displayed with some very good vintage Hammond organs and guitars. The guitars is also very good. The songs are well developed too. They are typical songs from that time with a large dash of hippie'ism in the sound. Think The Nice and Deep Purple mk I. Or for that matter; Captain Beyond.

The songs are mostly very good with a couple of cabaret songs who simply falls flat on their face. The overall impression is therefore good. But there are far better bands around in the vintage heavy prog genre and this album will cover dust in my collection.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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