Advent Horizon – A Cell to Call Home Review

A Cell To Call Home is the 3rd album of the sensational band ADVENT HORIZON. They are coming out of the Salt Lake City, Utah area and it’s incredible that...

Released on Oct. 6th, 2023

Genre: Progressive Rock

Links: https://adventhorizon.bandcamp.com/album/a-cell-to-call-home

 

Line Up:

Rylee McDonald – Vocals, Guitars, Keys
Mike Lofgreen – Drums and Percussion
Cason Wood – Bass, Keys, Trombone
Grant Matheson – Guitar, Keys, Vocals

 

Tracklist:

1.Water 
2.Snow Child 
3.How Did It Get So Good?
4.Rain On Open Water 
5.Your Flaws 
6.Truth 
7.Calling It Off 
8.Control
9.Maybe 
10.Cell To Call Home 
11.Hold Me 

 

A Cell To Call Home is the 3rd album of the sensational band ADVENT HORIZON. They are coming out of the Salt Lake City, Utah area and it’s incredible that I had not heard of them before, because their new album sounds absolutely phenomenal and is constantly at a major league level. They have a melodic neo-progressive rocksound in the typical American way, which means a little more melodic and crystal clear than the British do their neo-prog. KANSAS, STYX and ENCHANT similarities are therefore very clear, and for yours truly that makes them definitely an interesting band.

They also remind me a bit of MYSTERY (Canada) and released their debut album back in 2011, and now 12 years later they might have released one of the best prog albums of the year I think! The band consists of Rylee McDonald – Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Mike Lofgreen – Drums and Percussion, Cason Wood – Bass, Keys, Trombone and Grant Matheson – Guitar, Keys, Vocals, and there are quite a few guests on their new CD, including the mighty keyboardplayer JORDAN RUDESS (DREAM THEATER). The absolute highlights on their new album are How Did It Get So Good (featuring a lovely guest guitarsolo by the legendary RANDY MCSTINE), the SUPERB melodic rocking Rain On Open Water (slight 80s touch here, RUSH meets KING’S X meets STYX/JOURNEY), Calling It Off, the beautiful Cell To Call Home and closing track Hold Me.

Concluded, this is definitely a contender for prog album of the year 2023! The combination of melodic hooks, crystal clear vocals, soaring guitarsolo’s, tempo changes, etc. etc., it just all together makes this a true prog gem to check out! You don’t want to miss this album if you call yourself a prog fan!

 

Written by: Gabor Kleinbloesem

Ratings: Gabor   8/10

 

About Author

 
Categories
Album ReviewsNews
HEILUNG’S LIVE SPECTACLE AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER IN MILWAUKEE, WI ON SAT, APRIL 20TH, 2024: AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY OF SOUND, STORY, AND SPIRIT
HEILUNG’S LIVE SPECTACLE AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER IN MILWAUKEE, WI ON SAT, APRIL 20TH, 2024: AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY OF SOUND, STORY, AND SPIRIT

HEILUNG’S LIVE SPECTACLE AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER IN MILWAUKEE, WI ON SAT, APRIL 20TH, 2024: AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY OF SOUND, STORY, AND SPIRIT

Photo Credit: Chris Rugowski

Evergrey - Falling From The Sun

Cory Glover of Sonic Universe on New Album, It Is What It Is – I’m Compelled to Let My Emotions Speak Through My Lyrics!

Collateral – Should’ve Known Better – Review

Collateral Releases Third Single ‘Just One Of Those Days’ from Sophomore Album

BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy Push Musical Boundaries with “RATATATA”

G-TQ58R0YWZE