ARTIST:

SYLVAN

(GERMANY)
TITLE:

DELIVERANCE

(1998)
LABEL:

ANGULAR

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Fusion
""Deliverance" is a first album of very good quality but very far from an "X-Rayed", because of an inspiration too close to the classics of the genre like Marillion, Genesis or Yes."
BATRIC (13.05.2004)  
4/5
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After making a remarkable entrance in the pages of Music Waves with his Artificial Paradise, Sylvan confirmed his undeniable talent this year with the no less remarkable X-Rayed. Far from stopping there, we had to look back at the band's past and the least we can say is that from the very beginning of their career, this band was already extremely promising.

With Deliverance, we're in the presence of a first album of very good quality on the one hand, but also miles away from an X-Rayed on the other hand. In 1998, Sylvan is a small band that is still trying to impose itself on the difficult progressive rock market. They have talent, technique and inspiration but they obviously follow in the footsteps of Marillion, Genesis or Yes, which is much less striking with their last two productions.

Sylvan's spirit is already there, with his voice so characteristic although not yet mastered like today, an already excellent production, but next to that one swims in a progressive rock more in accordance with the commonly accepted definitions of the style, namely songs that extend over time and frequent changes of mood. The progressive rock lover will be delighted by a typical Genesis "Seeking Nights" or "Deliverance" but will already perceive all the feeling of this band when listening to a "Childhood Dreams" that will nail you to your seat by the weight of the emotion it releases.

Finally, the masterpiece remains "A Fairytale Ending" which succeeds both in being a remarkable track and in announcing the future: in this same track, the classics of the genre, such as the narration, the medieval tavern atmospheres and the first signs of the Sylvan's emancipation An example? Would you imagine a techno interlude in the middle of a track that seems at first sight to be directly inspired by a Supper's Ready? Sylvan dares everything, and the most surprising thing is that after the first surprise effect, you have to admit that these musicians also master that.

Deliverance is therefore an excellent album, which can only possibly suffer from the comparison with its successors, and even more...


More informations on http://www.sylvan.de





TRACK LISTING:
01. Seeking Nights - 10:50
02. Golden Cage - 04:50
03. Unconsciously - 10:00
04. Safe - 04:10
05. Those Defiant Ways - 09:15
06. Deliverance - 10:20
07. Childhood Dreams - 03:50
08. A Fairytale Ending - 16:45

LINEUP:
Kay Söhl: Guitares
Marco Glühmann: Chant
Matthias Harder: Batterie
Patrick Münster: Basse
Volker Söhl: Claviers
   
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