SUPERDRAMA - The Promise

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Progressive Promotion | Autor: AS

Ten years after their foundation and various changes of line-up later, the debut album of the Aschaffenburg band Superdrama is now available. It is dedicated to major themes of being human, which were already on the agenda at the beginning of the project: What is this place? Where are we going? How can we live in true connection? The band name Superdrama was a perfect match. According to the big themes they chose an elaborate media book made of varnished cardboard with a 60(!)-page booklet, which among other things provides the lyrics and thoughts to the songs. With Robert Gordon (voc, keys) and Thomas Klarmann (b, fl) two people from Argos are on board. But you can hardly hear this in the quintet, because it is less oriented to the Canterbury sound than to Genesis and Yes. Three of the seven tracks scratch the ten-minute mark. But they all never seem epic, but more like songs. Instead of extensive solos, there is a densely woven interplay of keyboards and guitars, which knows how to please with exciting moments. The band always catches the slight weaknesses in singing.

Top track: The Promise

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