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Knight Area - Under A New Sign (2007), outstanding Dutch prog torrent
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The Dutch masters of prog return with their long awaited second album “Under A New Sign”. Three years ago Knight Area stunned the progressive rock world with their debut “The Sun Also Rises”. Knight Area creates epic symphonic rock in the vein of Genesis, Marillion, IQ, and Pendragon. Originally conceived as a studio project by the brothers Gerben and Joop Klazinga, Knight Area evolved into a touring band drawing quite a bit of attention in Europe. The band was honored to receive an invitation to perform in the US at Nearfest 2005, where they picked up many new fans. rnrn“Under A New Sign” marks the first recordings of Knight Area as a true band, with other members having creative input. The band’s installed fanbase need not worry – the music is essentially the same but with some harder edge guitars. The new album should also appeal to fans of heavier progressive bands like Arena and Dream Theater. rnrn"Under A New Sign" is the perfect blend of old school prog married to modern production techniques. The band\'s signature sound - Mellotrons, Hammond organ, and flute - dizzying lead synth and guitar interplay - it\'s here in spades! Noted mastering engineer Bob Katz gave the music an expansive and epic feel.rnrnTrack listing:rn01. Different Man (7:45) rn02. Exit L.U.M.C. (7:42) rn03. Mastermind (6:16) rn04. Under A New Sign (5:42)rn05. Courteous Love 7:07) rn06. Dreamweaver (7:3rn07. Different Man, Part. II (12:57)rnrnTotal time: 55:11rnrnAlbum review from www.lordsofmetal.nl:rnTogether with the new album of Puppet Show I received an advance CD of the second Knight Area album. I don\'t why it is that I wasn\'t already familiar with this Dutch symfo band, I clearly missed their first one \'The Sun Also Rises\'. I regret that because what they have to offer on \'Under A New Sign\' is both interesting and enjoyable. rnrnA broad soundscape with lots of keyboards, a free role for the bass player who plays in the best Chris Squire (Yes) style, melodic guitar playing, a good singer and the drummer in a supporting role (no show off). The sound reminds me of Genesis and IQ but also of a Dutch band called Taurus, who were active in the late seventies, early eighties but never really had a break through. Especially the keyboards of Gerben Klazinga bring that atmosphere to the band. Don\'t be fooled by the band name or artwork (who else than Mattias Norén) this is no Hammerfall-like cliché metal but high class(ic) \'Nederprog\'. Bassist Gijs Koopman and guitarist Rinie Huigen were in the band Cliffhanger a few years ago with whom they recorded a few albums, earning their wings. After the end of that band it is proven to be a good move to join Knight Area, for the musicians and the band. rnrnKnight Area will probably appear somewhere in a venue or festival this year and I will go and see them for sure.rnrnBitrate: 320 kbpsrnDownload size: 126,32 MBrnTracker: Komodo VillagernrnFor more quality (prog)rock music please visit www.komodoisland.net and www.komodovillage.com!