CYRIL - Gone Through Years

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Progressive Promotion | Autor: WP

Cyril is the new band project of Marek Arnold, known as keyboarder and saxophonist of Toxic Smile, Flaming Row and Seven Steps To The Green Door. "Gone Through Years" is the musical translation of the novel "The Time Machine" by H. G. Wells, which the ten songs are based on. Cyril wants to undo the death of his girlfriend and builds a time machine for this purpose. When he realizes that he cannot change the past, he decides to travel to the future. Such a story creates a lot of space for musical expression. The band, to which the formidable guitarist Ralf Dietsch (ex-Hidden-Timbre) belongs, skillfully translates this into varied, song oriented melodic rock with catchy melodies and prog elements. It's quickly rocked ("Through Time And Space"), emotionally filigree soliert and also the atmospheric is not neglected ("Final Ending"). The pleasant, slightly smoky singing of Larry B. Brödels is a perfect match. Manuel Schmid from the Stern Combo Meissen, among others, provides additional variety as a guest singer.

Top Track: Mental Scars

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