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- Glass shadows
: Prog Heavy / Prog Metal / Prog Rock
: CD -
Origin of the record
10track(s) - 55minute(s)
MOSTLY AUTUMN WEBSITE
Mostly Autumn Records
Cold autumn ...
Approximate translation of the review
Since 1998 with the release of his first album
For All We Shared ..
is not clear based on its ferns ( "symbol" that we find on the first three albums) during these ten years. With eight studio albums (including one inspired by the Lord of the Rings), its dvd (three or four, I do too much more to follow ... the wallet either!) And its compilation, the band at
Heather is in intensive culture! What is not, let's, for many fans to dislike the group gathered under its control since his birth.
If the early albums (
For All We Shared ..
The Spirit Of Autumn Past
The Last Bright Light
(2001)) we walk in nature with these themes and sound effects since
has made a slight turn and is more Rock, gradually abandoning the Celtic side that was his personal seal.
therefore logically follows
Storms Over Still Water
Heart Full Of Sky
(2007). We find some (beautiful) melodies, after all, less flamboyant than
titles like Porcupine Rain
Heroes Never Die
fabulous The Gap Is Too Wide
the first two albums. The guitars
never think of PINK FLOYD
, even if the "abuse" under his long solos over the compositions. Too bad for me! The keyboards are also less colorful: it lacks the genius and the leg I ain
, absent on this album. The rhythm is heavy, especially at the battery. A little more light would not have wasted.
and uilleann pipes and whistles is only short appearances unfortunately. Like the flute
, the instrument most widely used on previous albums and maintained by Angela
, the second guitarist (rhythm) of the group, is also absent for subscribers on this album. And
since then as Storms Over Still Water
, the cover is ... an ugly indécrottable! You may say, rightly, that the content is more important than the container. Of course, but still! But while
Glass Shadows, darker in the soul? Some strands (heather) of inspiration, like over 11 minutes of Shadows
, which is approaching a
Mother Nature for Album of 2001, the voice still sublime of our beloved Heather
Paper Angels, The Blue Above
) and some engaging melodies titles (
The Second Hand, Flowers for Guns, Terring At The Faerytale
) with a few solos (hallelujah!) guitar
. Unfortunately too few for me from a cult dedicated to the English group. I therefore shudder retournerai in listening for the umpteenth time the first 2 productions, hoping for a quick and early return to the sources of Landes English (with the original line up and the return home of
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