ATRIUM describe themselves like sympho-progressive band. Well, it’s an accurate description. These Portuguese guys are sensitive players of wonderful kind. Their self-titled release is of surprising quality. All compositions are retro-sounding, lush and complex (with many structural changes). Quite obviously, Atrium draws inspiration from the ‘Golden 70-s era’. The use of dynamics and softness, instrumental breaks, musical depth and variety of vocal melodies can satisfy the prog purists.

If you’re a fan of such bands as Genesis or Camel, this amazing album will be throughout enjoyable and probably spend a lot of time of your CD player.