Starcastle is one of those American prog bands from the 70's that followed suit after the giants of prog (Yes & ELP especially). While at times they sound more like Yes, they're musicianship is amazing with the dual guitars of Steve & Matt and the keyboard wizardry of Herb.
My only gripe is that I wished they had a more original sound, to me they had a "mechanical" or "processed" style on most of the songs, to a degree it has somewhat of a dated sound *IMHO*
I hope with their new recording they would expand on recordings such as "Forces" or "Fountains". I like those tracks best. I also like the instrumentation on "Dance of the Physotrons" & "Breath and Thunder" (a nice rocker) the vocal stylings on the former are very good here, and both songs to me it shows a side of Starcastle that would be nice to hear more of.
I know that "Chronos 1" is a set of demos but I know that once I hear some finshed studio recordings, I'll have a much better grasp of the band.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on August 2nd, 2001