Artist/ Band: The Source
Title: Prickly Pear
Label: Under The Sun Records
Year of Release: 2009
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- Following up their amazing debut in 2006, the band up the anti instrumentally just a little bit on their 2009 release ‘Prickly Pear’. I reviewed their first cd and was honestly surprised even more with this release. While the formula is about the same as the debut, there’s more things happening like a confidence in producing heavier instrumentation The vocals have the same quality as the debut but I think Aaron has more confidence due to several live gigs since the debut. Harrison’s guitar playing is one of the key elements to the heavier direction along with the rhythm section of Isaac (drums) and Paul (bass).
There are five tracks, each are equally engrossing which makes it difficult to chose just one favorite track. However, the first track, “Promised Land”, “Until Morning Time” and clsoing track "Castles In The Sky" are the stand-out tracks. These undoubtedly prove that the band wasn’t some sort of a “one trick pony”. With the growth between All Along The Way and Prickly Pear, The Source is destined to be one of the best progressive rock acts of the new millennium.
With Prickly Pear, it’s without any doubt that The Source are here to stay and they can only get better with experience. I look forward to more from The Source. Prickly Pear is highly recommended more to fans of the classic era of progressive rock but should appeal to modern progressive rock fans as well. So what are you waiting for, go get it from The Source (pun intended).
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on May 11th, 2009
- 01. Promised Land
- 02. Star Dreamer
- 03a. Until The Morning Time
- 03b. Cloudless World
- 03c. The Sage & The Valley Of Ancient Curse
- 04. Thin Air
- 05. Castles In The Sky
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