The one and
only supergroup of Progressive Rock: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Neal Morse
(ex-Spock's Beard), Pete Trewavas (Marillion) und Roine Stolt (The Flower
Kings)! Or so they claim, and who's to argue with that statement? If you should
have any doubt then they will all be evaporated by this magnificent piece of
in 1999 as a Mike Portnoy vision and resulted in 2 studio albums: "SMPTe" (2000)
and "Bridge Across Forever" (2001) as well as two intensive world tours that
spun out 2 live releases came to an end in 2003, when Neal Morse decided to turn
his back on rock music. But now they are back; better, stronger and more
creative than ever and have with "The Whirlwind" delivered a statement that's
hard to ignore.
minutes long track is nothing short of a progressive milestone, a musical feast
that takes you on a sonic journey into the stratosphere. The song is epic, it is
opulent and innovative and it is filled with drama and great melodies. And for
once the title of supergroup is justified; outstanding musicians playing
outstanding music, which is perfectly produced and leaves nothing, and I mean
absolutely nothing to be desired for...
And do buy
the limited edition where you get an additional four Transatlantic songs
as well as four cool cover-versions.
Comeback of the year!
November 30th - now I
have had the chance to watch the DVD as well as listening to it so many time
more, and my respect for this band has grown to even higher levels, and this
album is not just comeback of the year, but also Album of the Year in my small