Reviewed by MJBrady on 24 Dec 2006
If this cd could have continued with the content heard on the first song, I might be as hyped about this 'supergroup' band as others, but after the greatness of the all-instrumental hyperventilate, things kind of take a turn for the worse. It's a good neo-prog cd from that point on, and I am sure others would disagree, but what a tease to make such a great first song, and then take such radical turn of style change. It gets far less progressively interesting after that. It's modern, it's hip, and it has a solid songwriting basis, the musicians are all capable, and the cd does have it's moments of brilliance, again, that first song is fantastic, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't look forward to hearing more of that kind of music from anyone.
If I were reviewing a hard/pop cd, this would be a rave review, this cd is a good listen, well produced and conceived, my comments are mean't purely for the progressive rock audience that frequent this site, and I do understand that many readers as also into other musics than prog, so this is a recommended cd to anyone that has an expanded listening habit to select from, but pure progheads may be a bit discouraged. As this takes some more mainstream approaches for most of the length of the cd. Yes there is some prog, and yes, it is an original sounding cd, yet it has far fewer prog prerequisites than most would prefer.