We don’t often get something that resembles the good ol’ Progressive Rock from the 70s/80s, and I would be tempted to label this Neo-Prog but there’s just some sweet, blissful Classic Rock vibe to it that can’t help making me feel nostalgic. This track has just the right sound, creative values, melodic structure, and progression, to make it an outstanding instrumental piece from the artist that is definitely a delight for Prog Rock fans like me. In Prog We Trust! (who’s going to this year’s festival?)
It’s interesting to see commissioned songs by certain artists; in my opinion it presents them with a chance to take on a theme or perhaps genre they normally wouldn’t have considered on their own. Here we have something commissioned to Reverbrony with the theme of time running out incorporated both into the theme and the soundscape of the song. And that bass tone is fantastic too, great production as always from Reverbrony!
While it still keeps that progressive element (no, not that Progressive Element) found in his songs, Reverbrony’s latest track takes a somewhat lighter approach to its soundscape. Less chunky guitar, more melodically diverse bass lines. Whether or not you prefer it to his heavier work, it’s always great to see some diversity and hear a bit of experimentation!
Taking inspiration from gold bands of old, Ponysphere releases an excellent track of almost 10 minutes of rock greatness. Those who use to listen to 60s/70s/80s rock like me sure will appreciate those guitars and keyboard plays in Magic Parade which totally breathe the spirit of Classic Rock, and the track has different sections for each of the mane 6, too!