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
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!