SCENES ‘Call Us At The Number You Provide’ Escapi (2005)
This is power-prog of a very technical variety. The band are Germans but
manage a decent album that is not only musically brilliant but tuneful
This has 9 songs and every one is corker. 'Deep Inside my Heart' is
a definite highlight of this album, with its wonderful vocals and enjoyable
piano. The next track along 'I will stay' is right out of Dream Theater's
repertoire and will please power-prog fans quite a bit. The driving
keyboard-fuelled rock of 'Such a Shame' is another highlight. Alex Koch
sounds at times like a Germanic Bruce Dickinson.
If there is one problem with this album, its that isn't necessarily instantly accessible. It does
take a few listens to sink in, but when it does it makes for very enjoyable
listening. Is this release as essential as Blackfield or RPWL? No, not
really. But if you are a prog fan who likes listening to new bands, this
bunch is worth a shot.