STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 78960-15361 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Paul Loader
Time Will Tell play progressive rock, and they play it well. Time will indeed tell if there is still a market for this kind of album though I'm told prog rock is making a bit of a comeback. All the songs are cleverly structured and each one leads the listener on a journey as if you were listening to a classical symphony. The guitar and keyboards lend most of the colour to each song and are technically accomplished and certainly interesting. Kevin Smee's vocals are an acquired taste and not really for the Iron Maiden generation. If however you were more of a Yes fan, then there is a little of Jon Anderson in his voice. The songs are all different and elicited memories of different decades in terms of musical styles. "Darkest Before Dawn" has an '80s New Order feel to it, whilst "Stirring Edge" evokes very fond memories of an early After The Fire. "The Silent Man" is a bit of a treat with some wonderful classical guitar at the outset of the song going all Metallica on you.
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