Echoes Of Giants

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ECHOES OF GIANTS hail from Columbia, MO (USA). This new group consists of Wes Bolton (guitars, programming), Tracy Thomas (keyboards, percussion, drums, malletkat, programming) and Rick Kaufmann (bass guitar), who are augmented by guest vocalist Joey Myers. Their debut CD ‘At The End Of Myself’ presents a fascinating trip through one of the most consistent prog-albums in 2013. :cool: It would be fair to say that there are references to Spock’s Beard, Enchant, Rush and Salem Hill, along with less obvious hints to Coldplay and Radiohead. Oddly enough, I hear aesthetics of Genesis and Pink Floyd to some extent. On the other hand, Echoes Of Giants are far from copyists. These fellows have managed to create an elegant style full of colour and vibrant. The musical approach revolves around building a mid-tempo melancholy tension. It has a deep ‘up front’ impact that hits your senses immediately. The opener, lengthy title track is a pastiche uniting seven parts. This epic (21:55 min) is going through a variety of changes, maintaining a balance between soft atmospheric parts and more energetic sections. Never a dull moment! The rest of content has plenty to offer, sticking closely to the formula established on the title composition. Everything flows together smoothly. It’s not easy for me to pick out any highlight, as ‘At The End Of Myself’ is engrossing throughout. Lyrics complement the music inside well. This American band can bring a signature sound that’s familiar, but unmistakably - Echoes Of Giants. Their songwriting and vocal skills are astounding.

Overall then, I strongly encourage you to get a copy of CD.
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This day I just wanna give you a heads up on the new Echoes of Giants album. It should be titled 'The Way To Us' and it will be out in 2018.
 

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New album received some pretty good press.

Here's my desription.

It’s five years since ECHOES OF GIANTS prominent debut 'At The End Of Myself' earned much of critical acclaim. The late Summer 2018 saw a successor 'The Way To Us' which is a collection of four long epics: 'Us' (part 1), 'Mother, 'Son' and 'Us' (part 2), each one having multiple movements and sharing a lyrical storyline that runs throughout. As starting point, I would say that EOG haven’t lost anything of their sensitive, tranquil and comfortable musical style. The sonic flavour still retains a true magic. Filled with dreamy, romantic atmosphere, CD ‘The Way To Us’ is pretentious yet relevant, accessible and fresh, unconventional while also familiar. The excellent instrumental meanderings, beautiful vocals and nice harmonies are perfectly crafted and orchestrated to develop the musical animation for the common message. For this new record, the permanent line-up (Tracy Thomas, Wes Bolton, Rick Kaufmann, Joey Myers) is rounded out by female singer Theese Weber adding vocals. To put in short, a second step in the project evolution is utterly delightful and if you've a grave interest in Echoes Of Giants, you need to get this disc... Recommended.
 
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