After two EPs in 2011 and 2012, the Polish band State Urge now delivers their debut longplayer. Some tracks are new, others were taken from the previous releases. The style mix of the foursome is difficult to locate. While the opener "Third Wave Of Decadence" still offers something like a mixture of Pink Floyd reminiscent instrumental art rock of the mid seventies and New Artrock à la Riverside, the following tracks "Preface" and "Time Rush" sound more like AOR with hard rock or musical elements and stadium anthem refrains, but the band can also bring softer sounds to men and women: The balladesque "Long For You" pleases with thoughtful, intense vocals, string arrangements, sensitive guitar arpeggios and ambient electronics. With "Illusion" follows the highlight of the CD. The influence of Riverside is most evident in this eight-minute album: wide synth chords, elegiac guitar solo, pumping bass and hard-working midtempo drumming combine to create ambient, almost psychedelic New Artrock, which the quartet should make its trademark.
Top Track: Illusion