ARTIST:

FROST*

(UNITED KINGDOM)
TITLE:

DAY AND AGE

(2021)
LABEL:

INSIDEOUT MUSIC

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Electro, Technical
"Very (too much?) complex and conceptual, "Day And Age" will have a hard time pleasing everyone despite an excellent first track."
PROGRACER (10.06.2021)  
2/5
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Just a few months after the "Others" EP, here comes Jem Godfrey and his Frost* with "modern and intelligent" music. This new album "Day and Age" opens with the voice of a child who invites us to travel as if to show the listener that this is a concept album. Then, 'Day and Age' develops with a number of rhythmic and melodic alternations of the best effect. The trance of the central break and the galloping bridge that precedes it literally carry us away. A masterpiece of the album which will please the amateurs of progressif rock like Yes or Genesis. John Mitchell's voice is, moreover, very close to Peter Gabriel's (which he never stops abusing) and the immersion in Frost's universe is total. Here is a real compo for a most encouraging beginning.

Unfortunately, 'Day and Age' will be the only progressive track worth listening to on this album. 'Terrestrial' is only a long repetition of a melodic theme not at all exciting. 'Waiting For The Lie' and 'The Boy Who Stood Still' are simply devoid of any melody and get entangled in indigestible electro arrangements. Tampered voices, invasive keyboards and repetition of themes to the point of boredom make 'Skywards' and 'Island Life' tracks from which one will retain almost nothing. Only 'Kill The Orchestra' tells an interesting musical story even if the length of certain phases ends up being boring. 

Finally, the very typical voice of Pete' Gab' is the main attraction of an album bogged down in sound effects whose omnipresence struggles to hide a lack of imagination to put into music disordered or unnecessarily complex ideas. Perhaps the work is too technical or conceptual to the point of being completely missed? Everyone will make his own opinion...


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Day And Age
02. Terrestrial
03. Waiting For The Lie
04. The Boy Who Stood Still
05. Island Life
06. Skywards
07. Kill The Orchestra
08. Repeat To Fade

LINEUP:
Jem Godfrey: Chant / Guitares / Claviers
John Mitchell: Chant / Guitares
Nathan King: Basse
Darby Todd: Batterie / Invité
Jason Isaacs: Invité / Narration
Kaz Rodriguez: Batterie / Invité
Pat Mastelotto: Batterie / Invité
   
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H.B
20/06/2021
 
1
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Critique extrêmement sévère.
Sans rentrer dans les détails, le premier titre et surtout la suite des 2 derniers méritent amplement l'acquisition de cet album.
Ils dégagent une ambiance, une atmosphère qui vous feront apprécier, à sa juste valeur, cet opus au fur et à mesure des écoutes
A noter toutefois, pour les puriste, le "petit" plagiat de Rush (Roll de bones) dans la seconde voix de Kill the Orchestra ...
Bonne dégustation !
CORTO1809
12/06/2021
  0
Bon, ce n'est certainement pas un album qui laissera un souvenir impérissable, mais il ne m'a pas paru aussi "inécoutable" que ça. Hormis 'The Boy Who Stood Still' passablement répétitif et inintéressant, le reste n'est pas désagréable à écouter même si rien n'est véritablement transcendant. 'Waiting for the Lie' et 'Kill the Orchestra' proposent même des mélodies réussies. Certes le groupe use beaucoup d'effets electro et de voix trafiquées mais sans en abuser pour autant et le résultat reste plaisant. Pas l'album de l'année mais à écouter.
PROGRACER
10/06/2021
  0
@MONCOURT Pertinente remarque. C'est corrigé !
MONCOURT
10/06/2021
 
62
0
Critique un peu sévère mais objective. Je serai plus subjectif en disant que j'aime cet album. La pochette par contre est moyenne.
Rectificatif important : la voix prépondérante proche de P. Gabriel est celle de John Mitchell.
TONYB
10/06/2021
  0
Je ne peux que souscrire pleinement à cette chronique : un premier titre formidable, tandis que le reste n'est qu'assemblage de sons et de bruits. La réalisation parfaite ne suffit pas à masquer le manque d'inspiration. Pour moi, le groupe le plus surcôté du moment.
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