Tuesday 23 February 2016
Threshold - Extinct Instinct (1997)
The third album from this British band.
Threshold was starting to establish themselves as one of the bigger British prog metal bands at this stage of their career. And that was fully deserved.
Still a bit of a cult band, this six piece band featured Damian Wilson on vocals here in addition to plenty of guitars, bass, drums and keyboards.
The band has still a lot of neo-prog in their prog metal. Or a lot of prog metal in their neo-prog. They very much have their own style.
This is a sixty-seven minutes long album and it has some catchy tunes and some not so catchy tunes. Damian Wilson's vocals is a highlight in addition to the great keyboards and orchestrations. I also like the guitars here a lot.
I like Threshold and their one foot in each of the neo-prog and the prog metal camp. And I am not a fan of prog metal. Not at all. But Threshold has hit the right balance.
This is a good album and that is it. An album well worth checking out.