Sea Of Tranquility



The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu




Obsidian Kingdom: A Year With No Summer

A Year With No Summer is sort of an odd release for the normally extreme sounds we've come to expect from the folks over at Season of Mist. This Barcelona act known as Obsidian Kingdom play a somewhat proggy form of alternative & atmospheric rock, and other than a few moments here and there not 'metal' by any stretch of the imagination, with lush layers of vocals, keyboards, trippy effects, and the occasional meaty guitar riff permeating a sound that at times is endearing, and others meandering. A tune like "The Kandinsky Group" offers up 10+ minutes of calming noise which eventually burst into metallic, psychedelic hardcore, while other tracks like "The Polyarnik", "Black Swan", "Darkness", and "April 10th" just kind of drift along, occupying a space that hints at either Brit pop or ambient noise. Probably the most intriguing tracks here at "Away Absent" and "A Year With No Summer", as some prog-rock styled keyboards float over darting guitar textures, not quite post rock, not quite metal, not quite psychedelia, but offering bits of each. Overall, A Year With No Summer is a somewhat puzzling album, as it does have moments of intrigue, but there aren't enough of them to overcome the many mixed messages and lack of cohesion that it suffers throughout.


Track Listing
1) A Year With No Summer
2) April 10th
3) Darkness
4) The Kandinsky Group
5) The Polyarnik
6) Black Swan
7) Away Absent

Added: April 6th 2016
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Score:
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
Hits: 1281
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]

  

[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]



2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by SpeedSoft.com