THE TEA PARTY - The Ocean At The End

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Inside Out | Autor: ML

Welcome back, one wants to shout out joyfully to the Canadian trio, which in the nineties had become a rock star and dissolved in 2005. About two years ago there was a first sign of life again: "Live From Australia: The Reformation Tour 2012" made it clear that you could count on The Tea Party again. But the band around Jeff Martin never belonged to those who wanted to rest on their laurels, and so it was only a matter of time until they would conjure up a new studio album out of their hat. "The Ocean At The Sea" is her first studio work since ten years ("Seven Circles") and maybe her most stringent and darkest ever. The former Hippie-Led Zeppelin claim can only rarely be discerned ("Black Roses"). On the other hand, Jeff Martin (vocals, guitars), Stuart Chatwood (bass, keys) and drummer Jeff Burrows never stood for style. In contrast to the conservative political movement of the same name in the USA, The Tea Party have always been open to influences from all over the world. You can hear and feel that again and again while listening to "The Ocean At The End".

Top track: Black Roses

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