Saturday 31 October 2015

Konchordat - English Ghosts (2009)

The debut album from this English band.

This band has so far released three albums. I have also reviewed their second album.

Konchordat is a duo consisting of Steve Cork and Lee Harding. They are helped out by three other musicians here. The lineup is the usual keyboards, piano, guitars, bass, drums and vocals.

This one hour long album takes us to a neo-prog dominated landscape. The title track is a twenty minutes long suite with ebbs and flows. The rest of the songs are pretty epic too.

The dry sound does not want me to label this as symphonic prog. There is a lot of instrumental symphonic melodies here. The sound though is neo-prog.

My main gripe with this album is the lack of any real good melodies and songs here. Even the title track falls a bit flat on it's face. Ditto for the vocals which is a bit substandard. There are a few good bits here and there. Hence my rating.

2.5 points

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