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4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Homeworld ,

Almost Overwhelmingly Magnificent...

...and at the rate it's growing on me, the "Almost" part will be gone in a matter of days. There are some stunning, masterful moments in this single rotation through the cyclical orbit of lives. Jem Godfrey has delivered musically like he hasn't since Milliontown, but with a newfound vocal confidence and expressiveness that makes me forget Dec Burke delivered pants-whipping vocals on the previous Frost* album.

It would be interesting to hear the full album with the recorded-but-absent "Fathers" in the mix, though thematically I'm not quite sure where it would fit. Sonically, "Fathers" may be a bit too close to the pounding "Heartstrings," expanded here from its early stealth-released form to open the Sunlight Suite. And Fathers' bridge back to the opening piece is dutifully covered here at the end of "Nice Day For It" instead, so "Fathers" simply may not have been necessary. Jem knows what he's doing, both creating something incredibly satisfying in and of itself and leaving us wanting more.

The Sunlight Suite very strongly has the feel of Milliontown with the sharp, layered potency of the best parts of Experiments in Mass Appeal. It's the best album I've heard in 2016, and the most complete and enveloping Prog album since Marillion's Marbles.

electric moon fan ,

Transcendent

Lots of bands evolve by the time their third album arrives.

Frost* has done something a lot more important

nexyjo ,

Better than Experiments in Mass Appeal

This new album is better than Experiments in Mass Appeal, but doesn't quite match Milliontown, though is showing a definite step in the right direction. I awaited this release with high hopes, and was not disappointed. Modern prog in its essence, with typical Frost sound quality, technical playing and execution, coupled with good song writing. I'm on my second listen, and am enjoying it more this time around.

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