Snakes and Arrows
Style: Progressive Rock
Release date: April 27th 2007

The Godfathers of progressive rock is back with their first regular studio album in 5 years, but it's not like they've been lazy in between, touring the world for the first time in a very long time resulting in among many things the brilliant 'Rush in Rio' live documentary in 2003, and they did manage to record a cover-version album in 2004 ('Feedback') as well.

What can be said about this brilliant trio, that hasn't been said and written a million times before... well not much, so I won't even try to go that way! Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart is still one the most innovative and inspiring rock band's on the planet, and when you put on a new album you never know exactly which direction they've chosen this time, all you know is that you are going to be challenged once more...

Rush do still represent the very best in progressive rock these days and 'Snakes and Arrows' falls nicely in line with their outstanding back-catalogue. The outcome is once more a great piece of timeless rock with intelligent lyrics, an outstanding production and Hugh Syme's to date best booklet (simply brilliant).

This album might never go down as another jewel in the history of Rush, but it is still a very good Rush album - nothing more, nothing less!

Label: Atlantic Records
Distribution: Import
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: May 17th 2007