Thursday, 23 July 2015

Habu - To The Stars (2014)

The debut album from this Ipswich in England band.

It was sold to me as a progressive rock album. A prog rock masterpiece, no less. Well........ 

I am not sure about how many members this band has got. The lineup is guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals. Neo-prog, I wondered....

The vocals has got this 1980s NWOBHM feel. And so has the music too. One of the reviews featured on their homepage says this is a refreshing return to the past. It is a return to the past, yes. Take really old-style heavy metal from the 1980s and add some AOR and prog metal to the proceedings. Then you get this album. Progressive rock ? Nope. 

The end result is a decent album which is not my style. But it has it's moments, yes. Check it out.

2 points  

1 comment:

  1. Guitarist from Habu checking in here. I found your analysis of our sound very interesting, thanks for taking the time to listen to our album! We have 3 members by the way - bass/vocals/keyboard, guitar/backing vocals, and a drummer.