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3 stars Powerful Prog trio from Vaughan, Toronto, formed in 2003 after the meeting of Nick Karch, Mat Keselman and Richard Frankel at the local Secondary School.After several live concerts in in the greater Toronto area Bolus entered Wit's End Studios in late 2004 to work on their debut ''Watch Your Step'', eventually released in 2005.The same album was re-recorded and re-released in 2011 with new arrangements, featuring new bassist Daniel Avner in the place of Frankel.

The proposal of Bolus is fresh, modern and energetic Progressive/Art Rock, somewhere in the middle of the road between the powerful style of RUSH and TILES and the more refined approach of SPOCK'S BEARD.''Watch your step'' is full of short tracks with rather simplistic structures but always performed with an artistic mood.Typical guitar/bass/drums dynamic trio, where the music is driven by the guitars but has also a very strong rhythm section to support it.Catchy and memorable choruses, powerful guitar moves, strong riffs and expressive vocals are always in Bolus' menu.But the tracks contain also plenty of great breaks and changing climates to reveal a highly progressive nature.The very short ones though are too commercial and rather uninspired to be appreciated, stick with the longer ones to have a very nice listening experience.

RUSH, TILES and ENCHANT are the best bands regarding this powerful Prog style, but now you can add Bolus in the list.Passionate guitar-based Prog/Art Rock of decent quality, definitely recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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