That the Polish band Osada Vida 2012 got a new line-up, with which for the first time a full-time position at the microphone was occupied, can be heard clearly on their new album (the official fourth). Bassist Lukasz Lisiak, whose singing has always been criticized, can now concentrate completely on bass playing. Marek Majewski is a talented rock shouter who contributes appealing melodies and harmonies to a music that is now much more song oriented, catchy and of course more commercial than its predecessors. As a result, the Fiveer offers melodic rock with hard-working but not overly hard guitar playing and occasional symphonic keyboard attacks. You have to look pretty hard for tricky rhythms and frickeleias. And if you find what you're looking for, it reminds you of Satellite or (remotely) Porcupine Tree. There are some hard moments, too. They're taking the listener to the seventies. "David's Wasp", on the other hand, delivers a few enchanting spherical moments thanks to the floating strings and keys. As a bonus the group offers a surprising jazz metal version of Metallica's "Master Of Puppets".
Top track: David's Wasp