he erratic sounds of that this ensemble saturates kinda feels like a cult chemist working hard in their lab trying to create something different, and it translates pretty well at times even with the average songwriting.
Regardless of the comparisons Doogie is a great vocalists and it really makes the track stand out on it’s own and the record revives the super speedy, nifty tightly NWOBHM riffs of old all with the help of the dual guitars of Tucker and Evans.
Wanted will not hide any influences as a heavy dose of Motley Crue, LA Guns, or early Skid Row are glaringly present. Of course not surprised one bit as many metal bands back then tried to adhere to what the labels wanted them too.
The slushy romp of “Tanqueray Tina” adds a sultry taste to the feisty straight edge of the song itself. Yeah what the hell is a Tanqueray anyways? Well is a British Gin if you must know. A lapse effect starts the intricate schism of “Dream In Color” as the building bass adds an ethereal effect to make a nice standout track a memorable one.
Often times sounding like a jam band, these guys exacerbate every instrument and mesh them all together to form a creative perspective of bliss progressive rock with transgressions of ambient, jazz, psychedelic and atmospheric surroundings not easily defined.
This has to be one of those releases that has to grow on you before you accept it as something new that sounds good, it feels like a weird mix of an eclectic idea thrown in together with other abstract leads to create what we have here in “Crime Scene”.
The sweet guilty feeling of distrust alarm your ears in an aesthetically pleasing way as this soft ballad hits the spot. The title track features a sonorous ensemble with Free delivering on every verse with sense and conviction, one of the edgier tunes on WC stands as a prime cut.
If you needed more guidance then why not recruit one of the best drummers in the Prog scene and John Macaluso who helped produced the record himself, talk about a bunch of New York dudes huh? Anyhow this is what drew me to the table when I heard Macaluso was involved in the project I knew it would be high quality material.
I only hope that some of our readers can find room in their collection for what can only be described as one of the best album art books ever released and a true tribute to one the best artists in the field. Fans of MARILLION and FISH should really delve into this book as is does include some insights into what some of the more intricate album artwork represents.