The Wait of Glory is the third album from Proto-Kaw after their retrospective initial release and debut recording Before Became After. Drumming honors have passed from Brad Schulz to newcomer Mike Patrum. The other newcomer is Jake Livgren on lead and background vocals, alto saxophone, and percussion. Livgren has been with the band since its re-inception, but is officially credited as a member on this album. The Special Edition release includes the primary eleven tracks, plus a bonus studio track and a DVD with songs from the bands July, 2005 Nearfest Progressive Rock Festival performance.
Astropilot has made an impressive presentation with his tracks 'Son of The Sky' and 'Yasmin' ('The Riddle Of Santa Catherina' / Avatar). His original style has gained him a reputation as one of the promising contemporary musician to come out of Russia. Dmitry Red'ko is Siberia based, something that has contributed in generating his original recognizable style. This is just another reason why his musical direction is different and undistracted by the European scene. Trying to compare his style with other acts will not be an easy task. It has been a long wait for his debut studio album, and the wait turned out to be fruitful. 'Fruits Of The Imagination' is far out. There are no big guns here, and there is no undercurrent. His message is clear and easy to digest…
Germany’s Lanfear really is one of the good, if not one of the better Power Metal bands around. The music of "The Code Inherited", the band’s latest and eighth album, released on the Pure Legends label, is the follow-up to 2012’s "This Harmonic Consonance". With 4 years of silence behind them, the band has had a lot of time to show that they still have the ability to bring to market a release that would once again have their fans loyal to their brand of complex, heavy, multifaceted, and structured Progressive/Power Metal. It is a good thing to be able to say, the wait was well worth it.
Louisiana slide master Sonny Landreth takes his time between releases – his last studio disc of original material was five years prior to this – but when they arrive, the wait seems justified. For the debut album on his own Landfall records, Landreth calls in marquee name guitarists Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, and Vince Gill to bolster the visibility factor. Rather than focusing on guitar duals, Landreth wrote songs that incorporate their styles, and occasional vocals, organically into the material. There are plenty of stunning solos of course, but they are integrated into the tunes that stand up just fine without the six-string fireworks. The album's title is a double entendre as "reach" is a body of water and also describes Landreth inviting his guests to be part of the project.
Nearly a decade has passed since the two undisputed kings of Slavonic Pagan Black Metal graced the same record together. Once again the war horns have sounded in the east, and both Poland and the Ukraine's finest have answered the call. The wait is finally over; three brand new tracks from each band and Graveland with real drums for the first time in years