terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2015
Amon Ra - Germany Neo Prog
Finalmente Peter Hammil resolveu dar as caras e trouxe debaixo do braço mais um som fenomenal oriundo de suas explorações progressivas...
Amon Ra biography (ProgArchives)
AMON RA's history dates back in early-90's, when keyboardist Dierk NEIDLER joined the band FRIDAY 13TH. After several line-up changes it was the arrival of drummer Lothar HERMANN that had an impact to the band's sound, heading now to a more progressive direction. Singer Elmas PFISTER friendly parted ways with AMON RA and he was replaced by German-American singer Scott BALABAN in 1994. At that point the band started working on more elaborate, adventurous and challenging arrangements, eventually leading to the recordings and release of their excellent debut "Precarious balance" in 1998, highlighted by a release party in their hometown Bamberg in March of the same year. The album was warmly accepted by the press, leading even to a tour with SAGA in Germany, but in 2003 AMON RA's activities took a long break. With new singer Heiko KELLNER and new guitarist Andreas RUSSWURM, replacing original member Thomas WENZEL, the band seemed to get back on track around 2005, but, as of 2013, it still remains unclear if they have fully regained their activities. Nevertheless, their so far only release sounds still very fresh and will have a certain appeal to both Neo and Heavy Prog fans along the lines of ENCHANT, PALLAS, MYSTERY and all similar sounding groups.
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1. Master of Strings (5:34)
2. Time Will Come to Your Rescue (9:33)
3. The Long Dark Road (4:55)
4. Where When and Why (6:33)
5. Until the Morning Comes (4:38)
6. Rocket Man (3:32)
7. Slipping Away (6:16)
8. Karma Machine (5:51)
9. Tango Mortale (7:05)
10. Should Have Known Better (4:43)
11. Dance of Duty (5:45)
12. The Great Metronome (7:28)
- Heiko Kellner / vocals
- Andreas Rußwurm / guitars
- Gerry Boiciuc / bass
- Dirk Neldner / keyboards
- Lothar Hermann / drums, backing vocals
Um imenso obrigado ao Brother Peter Hammil que contribui com uns sonzaços em 2015...
Torcemos para que continue com esta força em 2016.