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Iron Curtain

a Studio release

Release Year: 2009

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Released dates: Europe: Metal Mind Productions on 26th January. USA: 7th April in (via MVDaudio).
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 1/13/2009 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 4/7/2009 3:55:00 PM by: Rob
    Standard Jewel Case Edition.
  1. Iron Curtain
  2. Defilada
  3. Camelele
  4. Rozmowa z mistrzem
  5. Opowiesc
  6. Blogoslawione dni
  7. Sunrise
  8. Góry tanczace
  9. Dopóki zyje matka jestes dzieckiem
    Digipack Limited Edition
  1. Iron Curtain
  2. Defilada
  3. Camelele
  4. Aleatoryka [bonus track]
  5. Rozmowa z mistrzem
  6. Opowiesc
  7. Blogoslawione dni
  8. Niesmiertelnosc [bonus track]
  9. Sunrise
  10. Góry tanczace
  11. Dopóki zyje matka jestes dzieckiem
Józef Skrzek
Apostolis Anthimos
Gabor Nemeth

Reviewed by Tina on 22 Mar 2009

For me, SBB are largely progressive with a blues feel but also have a good capability to deliver music in other styles. This album does not disappoint me. From the rock feel on Iron Curtain, the blues style on Opowiesc to the mood on Defilada which, for me, is almost moving towards world music. I would categorise the album as progressive / symphonic. There are some vocals in English on the album but most are not.

Iron curtain gives the album a dramatic start with some very nice guitar work and very strong vocals. It is very melodic and mostly song based. There is some good interplay between the band throughout the album . Sunrise is a good symphonic instrumental track. It has a driving rhythm with some good guitar work intertwined with the keys. The guitar and keys interplay also stands out on Camelele which is a nice, bluesy laid back track. Perfectly done with the band showing some bite in between the quieter sections..

Defilada has a long, dramatic introduction. It starts with emotion from the sound of marching which is joined by a church like organ. The mood changes to a sinister discordant one midway through the track when the vocals start. This is my favourite section on the album with some nice interplay between the singer and guitar. For me there is an African feel to the vocals: slow, laid back but full of emotion.

The album keeps my attention throughout. SBB are good at what they do and I think the bands expertise shows on this album.

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