Reviewed by MichelF on 31 Mar 2009
The Swedish group Maze of Time
second album Lullaby for Heroes
is a very good symphonic neoprog album. In the last month, I had ample time to listen to it, and I have found it interesting, if not exceptional. This is progressive music bordering on commercial music, meaning that it is very easy to listen to, and in some way it sounds dated. They create very catchy melodic line and the singing is quite good, but not thrilling or moving. They have a unique style, but at time, I could not escape comparisons; they made me think of The Uriah Heep Magician Birthday period. One could also think of Genesis just after Peter Gabriel quit, or even IQ and Yes. However, for me, most of all, they resemble, not surprisingly, The Flower Kings.
I have found the production very good. The jacket cover and the overall presentation are professional. They roam the classic themes of progressive rock; the fantastic and the science fiction worlds. My favourite tracks are :
- Lullaby for Heroes
- Station to Station
- Chemical Sleep; part 1 and part 2.
- Do Androids?
- Temple of the Gods
I think it is a band to watch in the future, their second album is, in my view, much better than the previous one. If the tendency continues, the third could be a great album.