Pallas

Rating: 72/100

Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen, October '05
Label - InsideOut Music (Target Distribution)
Style - British Progressive Rock

The Dreams of Men

Let me put one thing straight to start with; this is not a bad album; actually it's quite enjoyable and a pleasant surprise. But that said, this album is a perfect example of the limitations I think a lot of British progressive rock bands find themselves in - they are capable of writing very good songs, smooth melody lines and are all extremely talented. But the audience for this kind of music is very, very limited.

4 Years has passed since Pallas released the highly acclaimed "The Cross & The Crucible", and every little bit of this album has been worked out to perfection. This is a very polished rock album filled with fine tunes, delicate details, big soundscapes - an overall well structured album.

This is a very solid effort from a bunch of Scottish perfectionist with an ear for melodies and details, but I am not so sure how appealing this is to a wider audience... take a listen and find out...

Recommended tracks: "Bringer of Dreams", "Too Close to the Sun", "Invincible" and "The Last Angel"

Link: www.pallas-uk.com