The debut album (?) from this Seattle, USA band.
Progressive rock anno 2014 can mean a lot. From Yes/Genesis copycats to new and groundbreaking bands. Remember; progressive rock means progression although it is sometimes hard to spot progression in progressive rock.
Echoreason is trying to progress this year with their music. They have added a lot of various styles and modern stuff into their brand of progressive rock. A brand of progressive rock which is not looking back to the 1970s. Their music is prog rock anno 2014.
That is not always comfortable listening. Their blend of the likes of Marillion, Gazpacho, post rock, djent and sometimes even death metal is not easy to the ear. Not to mention; my brain. But that is progression for you.
The music is performed with keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and vocals. The vocals are great. The guitars are changing between chugging metal riffs and jazzy half acoustic pieces. The rhythm section is very tight and the keyboards are hardly ever used.
The end result is a good one hour long album. A weak good award, but still a good status. I like the more pastoral bits and accept the more djent and death metal flirtations. This is prog rock anno 2014, btw.