Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gracepoint-Echoes (2016)

Is it too clean? Well, It's good stuff, but I really need to be in the mood to hear it. This is a very Fates Warning like piece, with sparkling acoustics that slowly build into a steady, captivating bass and mechanical guitar chords. This is a a winner if you are a fan of Queensryche's smash hit Empire with an excellent guitar pattern that plays off the central rhythm. It feels like Fates Warning sent an Parallels outtake to Gracepoint to see what they could do with it, a familiar pattern with the melodic, urgent chords over the potent, but understated rock beat. It's a decent album, and in particular I enjoy it. A high quality recording with a lot of good hooks in its gills. The songs are just carefully crafted. If you are a fan of the progressive rock of the 80s and 90s this album may be your gateway into the band. Interesting Musicianship. Very Interesting !
Review by Paul Caravasi

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