Saturday 16 June 2012
Sinister Street - The Eve Of Innocence (1992)
The debut album from this Dutch band who released two albums before they vanished from the scene.
We are talking neo-prog here in the vein of Pallas, Marillion and the rest of the British neo-prog scene. Not to mention; the rest of the Dutch neo-prog scene. This album is following their path. The Eve Of Innocence though is leaning a lot more towards AOR and mainstream rock than the 1970s symphonic prog scene. This despite of the average song lenght is around six and a half minutes.
Olaf Blaauw's slightly operatic vocals is excellent and the best things about this album. Neither the keyboards and the guitars are particular good. The sound is very good though. The drums sounds a bit flat and so does the bass. The songs are good though and this album is an enjoyable listen throughout. There is no great songs here though and the music is a bit too light and lacking in substance for my liking. But this is a good album. It is also a "pay if you want" download too. Check it out if neo prog and/or AOR is your thing.