PROSPEKT - The Colourless Sunrise - CD - The Laser's Edge - 2013
This album by Britain's prog metallers Prospekt is one of the best prog
metal efforts released in this decade so far (if not the best of them).
The music here is sweeping with force. While it does not break any new
ground it effectively holds the crucial elements of progressive metal:
technically proficient and tight performance of elaborated songs.
Prospekt delivers some powerful rhythmic assaults while maintaining a clear
harmonic lead as well as a tense atmosphere. Check out "Dissident
Priests" - a ticking inferno embedded with marvelously dazzling,
neoclassical metal styled guitar - and note the band's thoughtful, naturally
flowing arranging capability.
The vocals might be a bit thin with regards to their range, and yet singer (and
keyboard player) Richard Marshall remains purposeful throughout. His focused
performance is crucial and unique as he conveys the emotional aspects of the
music better than most of his contemporaries.
A passionate and impressive tour de force, The Colourless Sunrise is
an album deserved to be heard by every progressive metal fan. (9.5/10)
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