It connects on all the different levels, from the group harmonies, the synth patches, and of course the bass tone.
Weaving elements of Pink Floyd, funk and stoner metal it delivers on a completely different plane than anything else out there.
The Great Adventure takes a twist on the story as it follows it from the point of view of the Pilgrim’s son Joseph.
thankfully, this is a bonafide Psychotic Waltz record, still anchored in large measure by the extraordinary vocal (and flute) stylings of Devon Graves (formerly known as Buddy Lackey).
It is heartwrenching, empathy inducing, and uplifting as fuck,
Spock’s Beard are tight and polished, and they play with a confidence and energy that demonstrate their years of experience and reaffirm their well-earned standing as heroes of modern progressive rock.
The album starts off strong and finishes even stronger. It is energetic without being exhaustive.
Vuur will be a force to reckon with in the prog metal genre in the years to come, provided the project stays together.
This is truly classic prog at its finest, without a mistake or bad direction, either musically or lyrically.
The material is not trying to push boundaries or change the world at large. It is just good prog metal being performed by top notch musicians. But, sometimes, is that not what great music should be?