Tuesday, 16 October 2012
William Gray - Silentio (2012)
The second album from this Argentine band.
Their 2006 debut album Living Fossils was universally acclaimed and the band is hoping to follow up that with Silentio. This is a very ambitious album which ranges from Beatles like pop via symph prog and AOR to Dream Theater like prog metal. The instrumentation is the usual keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and vocals. The vocals are both in Spanish and English.
This album is trying to cover all bases. It does indeed cover all bases. It is a very melodic album and it has a concept album and musical feel. The music is good and the band knows their stuff. But I am having problems really getting into this album. The two opening tracks Prelude and Crisis is really good. The rest is pretty average stuff.
William Gray is a very ambitious band and Silentio is a very ambitious album. It is a bit a hit or miss album. But it is a good album though which does not moves me in either direction.