Review Summary: It's a "must-listen" album for the fans and true admirers of the band. For those who don't like the band's persona, I wouldn't recommend the entire album but at least three or four tracks.Sounds That Can't Be Made
is a release from late 2012 from the British Marillion
. Ever since Steve "h" Hogarth's entrance in the band, Marillion
presented a very different personality compared to what they presented with Fish. I read once in a magazine or in the Internet that if Coldplay
had released an album like this, the album would already sold out all over the world. I agree with the sentence, Marillion
are put aside when it comes to selling albums, but I also think it's their own fault. Their material is not commercial at all, mainly ever since Hogarth's entrance in the band. They are definitely more artistic, but the big problem is that all the songs have a very deep meaning and don't go straight to the point.
In this album, the British natives return with a typical Marillion
' album: very artistic, deep, meaningful and very very lenghty. I like the band now but I enjoyed them much more in the Fish-era, they were much more progressive, direct and straightforward with their music than they are now. The album itself covers all type of favourite subjects for Marillion
like war, love, reflection, thought and life. Sounds That Can't Be Made
starts with the very real and emotional "Gaza", the track is a 17-minute epic track with different tempos and different degrees of intensity. There are three different songs with more than ten minutes of length time: "Gaza", "Montreal" and "The Sky Above The Rain". The title track is one of my favorites, "Sound That Can't Be Made" is one of the shortest tracks in the album and one of the most difficult to interpret, it may have different meanings and several interpretations. It's very well produced, like all the albums of the group, the band always kept a great sense of regard in that field. The band's performance is perfect for this album, great voice by Steve "h" Hogarth, great guitar moments by Steve Rothery and great instrumental union of the bass, drums and keyboards.
Although I have a few critics of the style of playing and composing of the band, I admire their talent. The band is one of the few that like to give the fans their money worth and like to play what they want and not what is commercially accepted. They compose what they love and never sold out to some type of radio audience. "Gaza", "Sounds That Can't Be Made", "Power" and "Montreal" are my favourite tracks. It's a "must-listen" album for the fans and true admirers of the band. For those who don't like the band's persona, I wouldn't recommend the entire album but at least three or four tracks.