after Flower" is the second outing from Italian band Sinestesia, and I
must admit that I am unfamiliar with their debut album, so I can't tell how they
all I think they are delivering a solid effort, both production- as well as
music-wise. The songs are all well crafted and played, and there are small gems
hidden in the songs, they are just not firing on all cylinders at the same time.
Some parts work very well, and the overall impression is solid.
But they do
wear their influences on the outside too often, and do lean too much towards
their heroes (Kamelot, Symphony X & Dream Theater). Simply put: I miss some
around I hope they have moved out of the shadows and have grown into a more
mature and original sounding band. For now we have to settle for an unoriginal,
yet fine album with its dark and bright sides...