AFTER... - No Attachments

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Metal Mind | Autor: AS

2005, 2008, 2011 - the Polish art rockers around singer Krzysiek Drogowski are releasing albums on a regular basis. And one is more exciting than the other. Keyboarder Tomek Wisniewski is no longer with us. Accordingly, the band, which has shrunk to a quintet and for the first time acts completely without guest musicians, lets the guitars crash ("Resurrection", "My Straight Path"). The Czarek Bregier and Wojtek Tyminski can also convince with soft string tones and always complement each other congenially. The first two tracks are a bit like Porcupine Tree or The Pineapple Thief with Coldplay impact, but then they gain some independence. That's how "Summer Fuss" with its wonderfully balladesque guitar chords is a big hit. And "Carried By The Wind" unpacks guitar hardness for the first time - of course completely "After..."-fairly flanked by filigree and melancholic moments. With "Resurrection" something like grunge feeling comes up, and in "My Straight Path" grumble bass and postwave guitars rule. Another highlight is the concluding spherically dreamy "Happiness".

Top Track: My Straight Path

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