Hands up, cards on the table, I was never a fan of Progressive rock. My musical diet growing up was listening to the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Queen. I always found bands of the Progressive genre to be a bunch of smart asses who thought they knew better. I remember seeing Peter Gabriel dressed up as a bloody daffodil and thinking, why?
The overall contribution from each member makes it a more complete musical experience from top to bottom and the musicianship is sharp as nails. I think this one might be one of the strongest offerings that the Avenue of Allies label has released all year in terms of quality.