Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Konchordat - Rise To The Order (2016)

The third album from this English band.

This is a quartet from the Kent area in England. Their lineup is keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.

The band has been listed as a neo-prog band in ProgArchives and that is a 100 % correct label. At least for the first two albums....

....And this album too.

The music is at times very bombastic here. Bombastic can easily be confused with metal. Progressive metal in this case. I have to say that the music here is crossing over to progressive metal a lot.

The basis is neo-prog, though. And I mean the neo-prog from the late 1990s.

The music feels a bit cold and calculated. The lack of any originality is a big problem here. This album is just a follower. Follower of all other albums which has gone down this road before.

There are no really great songs here and the neo-prog cliches comes thick and fast. There are a few goodies scattered around this album. But this is not a good album. It is merely a decent album and an album I am cannot say I enjoyed. Hence my verdict.

2 points 

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