Quite a deep statement coming from the notes accompanying this album. At first glance this could easily be a prog epic with 3 tracks spanning some 60 minutes of music or more or it could simply be a slightly pretentious art-rock release that is more style over substance. Thankfully the truth is far far easier to bear. What we are presented with is the second full length release from Italian rockers The Black Rain that encapsulates blues driven classic rock that sits neatly alongside other retro driven releases of the last few years.
his guy completely puts this band’s sound way above most progbands out there and that surely is something to be proud of. The music is also quite close to QUEENSRYCHE, although a little calmer and more pure Progressive Rock based, but it is remarkable that the progworld has not praised this band yet, because the CD ‘Sparrows’ is an exceptionally great Progalbum that combines the best of old school MARILLION, a little RUSH and early GENESIS…
Iconic Scottish singer, songwriter and ex-Marillion frontman FISH has announced new tour dates in April, as part of a re-scheduled series of European shows.