Progeny - Remember

Published Tuesday 26th May 2009
Progeny - Remember
Progeny - Remember

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 77233-15161
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

It's funny how you discover new music. The girlfriend of Progeny's drummer contacted me via Facebook and sent me a copy of this and I'm glad she did. There are literally thousands of independent Christian bands playing locally in the US and wondering if they'll get a shot at the bigger time. This Texan band are built around husband and wife team Ben and Rachel Toalson plus lead guitarist Sean McCabe and drummer Barrett Pepper. They do a good line in melodic indie music with drifting emotive sounds and plenty of melody but they're also not afraid to throw in some edge here and there. From the opener "Letting Go" to the rocking "Shadow Of Perfection" to the closing gentleness of "All I Ever Wanted", there's certainly plenty of creativity here. If anything, the weakness is in the production but that is always an issue for independent artists working to a budget. This simply makes me want to hear more and see how the band develop from this point.

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