Definitely one of the best modern prog bands, their last two albums were both 4.5s, and they ain't even their best.
This is gonna be awesome, getting me some of that limited edition
Digging: Anubis - Hitchhiking to Byzantium
Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness
Those song lengths.... Back to Night/Tick Tock days? (both of those were 5s).
Can not wait. So psyched
looking forward to this
Digging: Nemrud - Journey of the Shaman
Let's hope it's not just a rehash of those albums though. We're definitely in safe hands with Gazpacho though.
I was disappointed by their last mostly because the short song format just plain didn't work with what they did best. I wouldn't even mind a rehash of those but I doubt that's what they'll give us. Band is fantastic live as well, if I can get to their tour dates
I agree that the longer songs on Missa Atropos were the best (especially the incredible t/t and Vera) but I think the change to shorter songs on March was certainly a nice step. Hell Freezes Over I and Golem were awesome.
There were some great songs on that album, but it just didn't work as a collection of songs. I actually usually skipped about half of them, and I never did that with any other album by these guys. Mary Celeste and Hell Freezes Over I are both amazing, but Missa was much better, and the two before that were on another level.
Hopefully they'll head back there with this one.
That surprises me, I actually thought it flows well as one unit or individually and I thouhgt Mary Celeste was one of the weaker tracks!
I can't make a swift decision over which is better, but Missa Atropos might win.
Every track on Missa was at least good if not great. Black Star, Hell Freezes Over II, The Dumb, Hell Freezes over III? Can;'t say they're particularly good, but maybe I'm being picky because I know what these guys can do, I don't know
I really love Black Star and Hell Freezes Over II! I still do need to listen to their best 2 though so yeah that plays a part. HFO III is kinda like a bridge and The Dumb is definitely the weakest track, but still enjoyable and doesn't detract from the album
Digging: Mr. Bungle - California
I feel the same way as JS19, March didn't really do much for me.
I was planning to review those two albums