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LUCID FLY

THE ESCAPE STAGE EP

2009

 

DARKLY MELODIC EPIC ROCK

 

 

Lucid Fly may well be one of the more unusual band names you will hear (though there is a story behind it if you want to check it out) but if you sit back and listen to their own blend of darkly rich post-Gothic soundscapes you will be reminded of epic bands like ‘Evanescence’ and ‘A Perfect Circle’. And whilst another band in that vein may not sound immediately appealing, the difference with Lucid Fly is that they do it particularly well, perhaps even as well, at times as their more exalted contemporaries.

 

 

 

To be perfectly blunt with you tracks like opener ‘Dirge’ and ‘Dramatis Personae’ tick all the boxes and Nikki Layne´s vocal performance keeps the sound together. If you like you hard rock with epic and melodic overtones head to the bands Reverbnation page to check out some of the tracks. We don’t normally review CDs that are more than a couple of years old, but with the promise of a new album soon, and with songs that good we’ll make an exception!

 

 

By Leslie Phillips