“A Trick of Light” by Simeon Soul Charger
(dreadful name) has been a review I have been dreading to write. Honestly, I never should have taken this album to begin with. 60s psychedelic rock is something I am not into. I’ve never been a fan of the Doors or any of those bands. I love The Beatles but this is not that at all. I don’t mind bands that have influences in the 60s, though I prefer the 70s influences much more. Simeon Soul Charger are more interested in sounding like a 60s band rather than just have those influences.
Song wise, I found nothing compelling or remotely interesting. When I saw a cover of “I Put A Spell On You,” I was concerned since I detest that song and the original music isn’t that far from that song. The songs certainly have an audience. The problem for me is, I don’t like this style at all. It doesn’t “rock” as far as I am concerned. Each listen for me was a complete chore and a total bore. I was the wrong person to review this and I acknowledge that I should not have allowed it in my queue.
The bottom line is that if you like psychedelic rock, this is probably an album you will enjoy. The band can sing and play, so that is not an issue at all. But for me, I like progressive music and not REGRESSIVE music.