The band combines progressive with symphonic metal in a way that makes it both accessible and quite easy to listen to over long periods. The only thing that confuses me is that I detect no “pathos” in the lyrics. Then again I could be wrong. I enjoyed this release and was pleased to discover yet another great progressive/symphonic release for this year. Definitely worth seeking, if you are a fan of such things.
Moonstone Project: Rebel on the Run
This is one of those albums I really liked from the first listen. It's melodic with a touch of funk mixed in with some atmospheric keyboards about the place. It's clever hard rock that seems to work well in any era. The first track “Sinner Sinner” reminds me of Glenn Hughes when he does his funk thang, but doesn't take it too far. Then again that should not be too shocking since Glenn Hughes is along for the ride. He even sings the Beatlesque “Closer than You Think”. There is a clear 70s vibe lurking on this release.
Matt Filippini, who's the main man behind MP, is clearly having some fun doing music that at times is not unlike the material he made in his stint with Deep Purple. Then again this project has got all kinds of talent like Ian Paice, Graham Bonnet, Kelly Keeling, James Christian, and even Carmine Appice, it's not a surprise they all rub off on him at one time or other. And as you would expect this is a quality release.
Moonstone Project is yet another outlet for the talented Fillippini and one that lets his more experimental side flow through. I mean what is there not to like about “From Another Time” with its good time vibe and oodles of luscious organ. You could do worse for a summer CD than this release.
Well that is your varied lot. I hope you all take an opportunity to head out and check out some live music. As always stay safe and see you next week.