history of Magellan started almost 15 years ago with their highly
acclaimed debut album: "Hour Of Restoration" (1991), which
in my book was a very good album. Next album "Impending Ascension"
(1994) is still my favorite Magellan album, then things started do
drift a bit off in directions I personally didn't care much for ...
"Test Of Wills" (1997) saw them drifting off into jazz-land,
not a move I found that great. In 2002 they returned with
"Hundred Year Flood" - an album that never managed to
capture me, and I lost interest in Magellan ... so I must admit, that
I have never even listened to their album from 2003 "Impossible
Figures" ... so my last impressions were from the in my book very
disappointing "Hundred Year Flood" album.
it wasn't with high expectations that I put on their new album, and
must admit I was very disappointed after the first spin in my
CD-player. But I listened to it over and over, and it got better by
each time. But I am still not completely convinced me by this album.
album kicks off with a nice instrumental: "Symphonette" a
nice opener with a lot of classical touches.
expected the album is nicely wrapped into a very good production, and
do check out the cool album cover - very Hugh Syme like. If you are a
fan of Magellan, then I am sure you like me will like this album. It's
a solid effort, not their best, but not their worst either ... Don't
expect this album to be brilliant straight out of the box, because it
demands a lot on the listener, and will eventually open up and offer
46 minutes of good, solid progressive rock.