Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Jam It! - Following The Unknown CD (album) cover

FOLLOWING THE UNKNOWN

Jam It!

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 19 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

LearsFool
4 stars This album by an aptly named band is, in the simplest terms, an instrumental jam prog outfit. Even a cursory listen to this most recent album of theirs, however, reveals quite a bit of depth. The album as a whole jams on a mix of standard prog and fusion, achieving a blend that already is unique, but also takes time to include other elements here and there to enhance the overall flavour. The record opens with a long title track that exchanges the band's usual sonic mores with spacey sounds. This is followed by "Sea Breeze", which is built around playful sounds that give way to heavy, almost metallic riffs backed by keys and even the same playful chimes. The album shows a bookended nature when the eclecticism picks back up on "Into The Mist", which allows room for acoustic guitar, and finally closing number "Random Name Hero" proves an especially metallic piece, driven by a sweet bassline and ending in a fury that includes screaming keys not unlike what Keith Emerson used to unleash. Overall, this is an especially unique album that fans of instrumental prog should really look into.
LearsFool | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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 JAM IT! 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: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives