This is Progressive Rock that sounds to these ears not too far removed from a modern version of 70’s Progressive Rock with a bit more of a distorted guitar. The music has a similar feeling and immersive quality, only updated for the present day.
The songs are easily assimilated, with honey-dipped melodies and top quality Progressive riffing seemingly on-demand.
The playing is exquisite and their songwriting skills are highly developed and advanced, as would be expected for a band of their pedigree.
After six albums Kingcrow have nothing to prove and this is an album that’s put together extremely well. The interplay between the vocals and the guitars is well-judged and everything fits together flawlessly.
Modern Progressive Rock doesn’t always sound this professional, slick and polished, but there’s still an edge here and a hunger and depth to the songs. Kingcrow still feel what they’re doing, and this comes out in the music.
This is a really enjoyable album.