Lucid Dream – The Great Dance Of The Spirit
(Sliptrick Records – 2020)
Progressive Rockers from Italy who unleash their solid 12 tracker of majestic, piped-up pleasure for the best part of an hour.
It takes eight folk to fully create this band who are Karl Faraci (Vocals); Simone Terigi (Guitars); PauloPaulo Tixi (Drums); Roberto Tiranti (Bass/Vocals); Luca Scherani (Keyboards); Andrea Cardinale (Violin); Rachele Rebaudengo (Cello) and Sara Calabria (Viola).
Stand-outs on here are the heaviness of the album's opener 'Wall Of Fire', 'By My Side with the addictive repetitive chorus, the uptempo out-there titled 'The War Of The Cosmos'; the mystical meets ELO like corker of an instrumental that is 'The Realm Of Beyond'; the enchanting 'Golden Silence' with a crackingly hot guitar/keyboard instrumental section and closing soother of few words called 'Wakan Tanka'.
Good stuff and need to be on a future HRH Prog Line-up weekend for sure!
By Glenn Milligan