|CD REVIEW Lord Of Mushrooms|
Band : Lord Of Mushrooms
The first time I played this CD I wasn’t particularly impressed. The band’s name sounded a bit silly, I wasn’t impressed by the music, and as for the artwork on the sleeve.. that could have been a child’s drawing.
But after a few spins this album did grow on me. They didn’t exactly reinvent the progressive metal genre, but in the end this proved to be a good album. It’s quite heavy for prog rock, and instead of the in prog music omnipresent synths and keyboards, they make quite extensive use of the sound of a piano.
The compositions are not too overly complicated, ant neither are the songs stretched out too much, most of the songs being in the range of 6 – 7 minutes. And while Gus Monsanto’s voice might not be the most powerful, he’s the right man on the right place it seems.