PRISMA - You Name It

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Loudville | Autor: MB

Already with their debut "Collusion", the Swiss quartet Prisma split fans and critics into two camps. For some the stylistic closeness to Tool and A Perfect Circle went too far, for others the potential of the band was rewarded. Well, even "You Name It" won't dissolve the hardened fronts completely, but the album is a step in the right direction from both points of view. Also this time Prisma can't hide their biggest influences, but a little more independence may be granted to the band. The new material appears less bulky, corners and edges of the debut have been sanded down for a clearer line. The fact that, in contrast to the debut album, the band does without the string trio fits into this picture, but also takes a little of the adventure out of the album. But the dynamics of the new songs in the field of tension between alternative and prog is also so impressive, the interplay of rampaging heavy trips and relaxed letting go is extremely convincing. And singer Michael Luginbuehl seems indeed to be a big fan and emulator of Maynard James Keenan.

Top Track: Epigone

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