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CD Vestibule Through the Surface Therockpit.net review

VESTIBULE

THROUGH THE SURFACE

2012

 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE BAND

 

Now this is interesting: a band that seems to meld those two once warring factions of ‘Prog’ and ‘Punk’ and manages to make it work somehow. Vestibule (strange name too) are certainly quirky enough and energetic enough to grab you attention and the interesting thing for me at least is that they keep it not by maintaining the barrage, but by great musicianship and some truly progressive songs.

 

 


Starting off with the edgier, more aggressive sound album opener ‘Astray’ and songs like ‘September Skies’ seem to underline the enthusiasm and energy of the band. Conversely tracks like ‘The Longing’ and even the more traditional, softer ‘Lucid Dreams’ open up a far more complex and interesting sound.   

 


Our favourite though have to be the expensive title track that seems so much more mature and better realised than some of the other tracks here, and there I’m not being critical I’m just saying that this is where it really clicks for me. The other track is the closer ‘Forget the Hour’ which is more your traditional hard rock and shows that these guys know how to write a bloody good song.

 

 


In a way I think it would be a shame if a band like Vestibule pigeonholed themselves into a particular genre as their songs and ideas are interesting enough across the board, the question is which direction will they head?

 

 

By Lesli Phillips

 

VESTIBULE THROUGH THE SURFACE CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013