Saturday 19 March 2016
Different Light - The Burden Of Paradise (2016)
The third album from this Czech band.
The third album since 1996. The band is originally from Malta and released their first album there back in 1996. They relocated to the Czech Republic in 2007'ish and released their second album there in 2009. Their new album is also released from their location in the Czech Republic.
Different Light is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and vocals. English vocals as their founder and vocalist is from Malta.
We are deep into neo-prog land again. This sixty-six minutes long album is split into eight songs. Two of them are long suites. So I expected some highly symphonic prog influenced neo-prog.
Most of the music is pretty light on complexity and contents. Some of the music here is pop. Dare I say that some of the music is almost boyband territory. It is that simple.
There are a couple of more complex and better worked out themes where it sounds like the band has tried to stretch themselves. But most of the stuff here is light. Very light on contents.
When that is said, the melodies here are not bad at all. This is actually a pretty good album. The vocals and guitar harmonies are good and ditto for the sound. But don't expect an eclectic progressive rock album. It is on the opposite end of the prog rock spectrum and it is a good album. Hence my rating.