on 29 August 2013
I'm surprised this album has not been reviewed here, as it's a great debut from a band whose finest work is supposed to be A Ballad of a Peaceful Man. If you imagine a band with a bit of a Jethro Tull sound (although admittedly without a virtuoso on flute) but with a much heavier guitar sound, and more melodic vocals, then you have some idea of how the album sounds. What I really like is the strong guitar tone used on the lead guitar, with it's long sustain, which allows for some great slide guitar playing. This is progressive rock not in the arty, esoteric or mellotronic sense, but with an emphasis on the rockier side, and which if anything owes more to folk and rock than the classics.