Dredg have dedicated themselves to nightmare pop, Incubus are more interested in prog pop ballads and Muse are only puzzling in the castles of the elite outcasts. So somebody has to take care of it, grab the scepter of epic alternative rock, bring a little freshness to the art circus. In the competition for the most awe-inspiring guitar chord there is still the fairytale nihiling from Hamburg. But with their homogeneous second album "Hold On, Liberty! The Intersphere come a bit closer to the crown. Does the Mannheim Pop Academy really teach how to write groovy progrock power songs? The Intersphere have completed their basic training here, but now they prefer to do their own thing, never too complex, but always tricky, always comprehensible, nevertheless in love with detail - melodic, hymnic, entangled. The four musicians deliver a mature alternative prog album about self-determined willpower: Hits with ambition including songs with excess length. That's how a modern gene realbum must sound. The stars are close enough to touch!
Top track: Hold On, Liberty!