Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Magrathea - Legends (2004)

The third album from these English symph prog rockers and my first meeting with their music.

This and their last album has been kicking around in my collection for some years without catching my interest. Magrathea is one of the more unknown bands in the scene as they are not exactly shouting from the rooftops. They should !

Their music is good old Genesis from the Peter Gabriel era. The sound, that is. Their sound is more neo prog than moog and melotrons symphonic prog. Their keyboards sound is more contemporary than retro. Ditto for their guitars, bass and drums sound. The vocals are good.

I like the sound a lot and the melodies sometimes kicks in with some great melody lines. Unfortunate, most of the music is good to very good though. Which is a bit frustrating as I would have loved to rate this album higher. The songs are simply not good enough. But fans of Genesis should check out this band and this very good album.

3.5 points

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