Spock's Beard - X
A truly welcome and significant return by the band who for some strange reason appear to struggle when it comes to "making it".
They are a great band and this recording displays their considerable talent wonderfully.
Excellent playing - strong songs with articulate arrangements. SB are a seasoned and very experienced band and this is one of their strongest statements yet.
Forget that Neal Morse "was in the band" - he's gone and they have moved on; in fact, I'll really stick my neck out say they are stronger and better!
A really good rock album from a band who believe in what they do and stick to their guns.
Nick D'Virgilio - a very good and highly respected drummer AND a pretty fair vocal lead. Alan Morse - is a darn good guitarist who doesn't hold back here. Dave Meros - has a wonderfully fluid bass style and with NDV makes up a fantastic rhythm section. Then - Ryo Okumoto, who doesn't always get the credit he deserves - his "Hammond" sound is great and he mixes Mellotron, Synth and Piano with consummate ease.
"X" is a very welcome return and they are on form. Like it!!!
1. Edge Of The In Between
3. Emperor's Clothes
4. From The Darkness
1. Quiet House
2. Man Behind The Curtain
3. Jaws Of Heaven