The progressive release Moths To The Flame is the work of New York City five piece group called Astronaut Down; this is an assorted and compelling CD that will reward those who choose to listen. The songs on Moths To A Flame flow extremely well, as it seems that Astronaut Down know how a good progressive song should be structured, with an impressive balancing act between heavy complexity and softer times. Even though at times the band tends to tilt more to the heavy side of the scales, this is still an appealing album for both the progressive rock and metal fan.
Pressing play and Moths To The Flame is underway with the light-hearted vocals and guitar of track one "Moths (Part 1)". "Starfall" introduce the rest of the band with their intricate progressive rock and some metal sees the light with much more to follow. It's not just their instruments that lay down the heaviness on this album; the vocals also get harder even quite livid in some passages. If Astronaut Down's material gets the attention it deserves then this talented band could be destined for a bright future. Give Moths To The Flame a go and find out if Astronaut Down's musical flame attracts you also.
1.Moths (Part 1)
4.Back To Zero
9.Our Greatest Mistake
10.Moths (Part 2)