Semistereo is a progressive band from the heart of Amsterdam. This is already their fourth full length. The band plays a crossover between post and progressive rock. The songs have strong melodies, nice sometimes stoner sounding grooves and atmospheric soundscapes.
Influences of Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, A Perfect Circle and Psychotic Waltz form the base of their music. Especially singer Paul Glandorf, also known from his live performances for Ayreon, has something in his voice reminding me of Buddy Lackey. Take for example the song ‘Leap Into Flames’ it sounds a lot like Psychotic Waltz, also musically. With that said, this band can’t do a lot wrong for me anymore. The entire album is a nice ride through progressive land. Serene and atmospheric go hand in hand with more groovy parts, but especially the song writing makes the most impression on me. It sounds so pure and natural and by edding some stoner sounding parts they are a perfect band also for fans of Deftones, Radiohead, Tool and Oceansize as well.
This Dutch band made an album that can compete with all other progressive rock and post metal bands around the globe!
01. Last Part Of The Trail
02. Leap Into Flames
03. Crooked Teeth Necklace
04. A Tale Of Ravenous Longing
08. South Of Sobriety Street
Playing Time: 49: 38
Max Mastrangeli – Bass, grand piano
Marcel van de Graaf - Drums, percussion
Frank Weijers – Guitars
Martijn Weijburg – Guitars, keys, theremin, backing vocals
Paul Glandorf – Lead and Backing Vocals