is an institution in British Prog Rock and their debut album "The Sentinel" does
stand as a cornerstone for the genre. "XXV" is the sequel to their opus magnum,
and I think they have created an album that is as strong as "The Sentinel". They
have created the best British Prog Rock albums in a long time - actually the
last time I felt so overwhelmed by an album in this genre was probably one of
the early Arena albums, sure IQ, It Bites, Kino and Frost etc. have all released
interesting albums, but the real top notch album have been missing for some
time, but the wait is over!
proves on "XXV" that they are (still) a force to be reckoned with in British
Prog Rock and this album has all the trademarks and signatures that make this
particular genre so unique and special. "XXV" shows a band that does not need to
hide from anybody and should put them back up there with the likes of IQ and
Marillion. The compositions are brilliant, the technical level is very high, the
production well balanced and clear and this simply captures the essence of
British Prog Rock.