SARIS - Until We Have Faces

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Duck Dive | Autor: ML

When a band has only reached the third album 33 years after their formation, not much has gone well so far. In fact, the group from Bochum had to endure a lot, recently even the death of their drummer Achim Schmidt, who died shortly after the second album "Curse Of Time" in 2009. Five years later founding member, guitarist, keyboarder and songwriter Derk Akkermann has completely renewed his band. Brit Henrik Wager, a musical singer, and drummer Jens Beckmann are new to the band. The married couple Lutz (bass) and Anja Günther (second lead singer) complete the field of participants since several years. Musically, however, continuity is the order of the day. Until We Have Faces" also focuses on singing and comprehensible melodies, accompanied by partly symphonic to bombastic sounds. So Saris tend to go into the Neoprog corner every now and then, only to switch to the melodic hard rock horse with targeted power riffs or short flash finger solos. In the end, however, they offer ten songs long and over an hour of running a closed sound image.

Top track: Another Dead End Street

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