Friday, 19 June 2015

Atoll - Illian I Hear the Earth (2014)


The seventh album from this French band.

Atoll debuted in 1974 with a pretty legendary album and followed that album up the year after with another very good album. Then......... well. 

The band is listed as a symphonic prog band in the always trustworthy ProgArchives. Despite of that, Atoll has delivered seven very different albums. Being a fan of them...... well, do this band have any diehard fans ? I doubt it.

This time, the leader of this band Chris Beya takes Atoll into a straight rock landscape. Straight rock with some celtic folk rock inbetween the bland rock'n'roll and pop music. Sometimes, the music is pretty hard too. The instruments are organs, drums, guitars, keyboards, bass and English vocals.

This album has a suite too. Still, the music is pretty bland and commercial. The music is pretty decent though and this album is by no means a turkey. It has some good stuff too. Nevertheless, this is a decent album.

2 points 

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