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Losing Sight of What You Want

a Studio release
The Dame

Release Year: 2018

Date Label Catalog # Comments
16 Feb 2018 self-released CD
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 5/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 5/16/2018 10:51:00 AM by: Marc
  1. Water Tumbles Down - 7:22
  2. General Disarray - 5:32
  3. Faking It In Monaco - 7:30
  4. The Last Dance - 5:40
  5. Losing Sight Of What You Want - 11:19
  6. The Father's Bidding - 5:33
  7. Conveniently Distant - 18:59

Marian van Charante
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics

Stephen De Ruijter
Lead Guitar

Thijs de Ruijter

Michel Krempel

Ruben Meibergen

Reviewed by Marc on 16 May 2018

Dutch band The Dame has just put out an album called Losing Sight of What You Want. I would describe their music as melodic symphonic prog in a Marillion (circa Brave) sort of way, but this without even coming close to actually sounding like Marillion.

The album offers us seven tracks, most of them in the 5 to 7 minutes range but one lasts more than 11 minutes and the final one clocks at nearly 20 minutes. Even though the general mood of the album is melodic, the music does explore different genres, even flirting with metal prog at times. Lead singer Marian van Charante has a very nice voice that she never forces, but she does change its character and delivery to good effect depending of the ambiance. The album also includes quite a few instrumental parts that allow the musicians to show their chops.

I was very much impressed by The Dame. I am convinced that fans of bands like The Gathering, Mostly Autumn, Magenta, Gazpacho... will find much to enjoy with Losing Sight of What You Want, an album that can be compared in quality with what these well known bands have given us in the past.

Recommended indeed!