|13 Sep 2017||CD, Digital|
Sci-Fox is the fifth album by Barcelona band The Foxholes. It is made of three instrumental 6 to 7 minutes tracks and three shorter songs. The music oscillates between hard rock and prog rock. The band's sound is mostly guitar based well supported by a heavy and often pounding rythm section. There are some supporting keyboards that take a secondary role, except on the last track where there is an extended synth solo.
The music is not overly complicated and it sounds more like ''extended hard rock'' with nice solos than prog rock. This being said at times shades of King Crimson, Porcupine Tree and even Genesis can be heard. The three songs are quite good and Jonah A. Luke's vocals are excellent. Personally I would not have minded having some vocal parts in the longer instrumentals.
Sci-Fox is a very interesting and entertaining album and those into the hard rock side of prog, or even bands like Deep Purple or Heart, should really give The Foxholes a try.