Cool and atmospheric progressive metal from Hungary, complete with fascinating cover art but marred by both tinny production and an unfortunate band name. That about sums up Kisember, an album from D Sound that evokes Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield and the Alan Parsons Project. The brainchild of Zsolt Dezso Murguly, who handles guitars, bass, keyboards and most of the vocals, D Sound began as a band project but now thrives as a one-man band with guest musicians. Kisember(meaning "Ordinary Man") consists of four main tracks divided into multiple movements, making for 11 tracks on your CD player's display. The songs are sung in Hungarian and were written over a decade-long period. There's not a lot of variety here – perhaps I feel that way in part because I don't understand a damn word being sung – but the ethereal and spacey music is certainly pleasant and enjoyable as both background music and the basis for a more serious listen, as various musical themes are repeated throughout the album. In short, D Sound's Kisember is an eclectic release worth adding to a collection that's already eclectic.
1) Kisember (21:33)
2) Mi Van A Hold Túlsó Felén (14:11)
3) Sodoma (5:28)
4) Otthon (15:29)
Total Running Time (56:46)