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Dark Angel kicks prog in the teeth!,
This review is from: DARK ANGEL (Audio CD)
If Awakening was about a band asking questions, trying to find their feet, sound and musical direction, Dark Angel is their answer. Nine tracks - from full-on hard rocking blockbusters to gorgeous, lush, complex melodies that allow each singer to take the lead on songs of different styles and stamp on them their own personalities, but which equally enable them combine to form exquisite harmonies.
This is a band getting a lot heavier, yet still retaining links to their first album with softer melodies. From the driving riffs of Dark Angel herself, to the bombastic Sharp Sea and Call Me God? and epic A Musing Dream, to the beautiful Breaking The 4th Wall and the new crowd favourite Absolute Zero this album has everything.
And of course, it's the three singers: the stunning velvety voice of Rachel Cohen, the raw untamed Dylan Thompson and the pure tones of Gareth Jones, that give this band such a unique sound.