Moonshine Oversight has released their debut album ’Vanishing Lines’ at the end of last year. The French group is providing a nice progressive rock tunes, and what took me by surprise – their first record immediately start from very high position.
The album starts with the instrumental piece “Moonrise”, which is a kind of an introduction into the next track. “Vultures”, the one that follows, is a song that focuses on the events from Bataclan Club in 2015. This is a very powerful start of for the record, and a wonderful introduction to what the band can do. In here, you can find an exquisite and fast bass line, some powerful drums and guitar, as well as some pace changes.
After a powerful start, the pace gets slower in ‘Beyond the Stars’, a nice melody line provided by the guitars with addition of the harmoniously vocals of Julien Pivi. This song features a calm introduction, peaks into more powerful moments with harsher vocals.
The following track that deserves a bit more attention is ‘Young Man’ – a nice and catchy piece with combination of prog and folk elements. It’s a moment of cooperation between acoustic and electric guitar done with good taste and perfect balance .
‘Echoes of Asymmetry’ – probably the best track of the record – is the perfect closure for the ‘Vanishing Lines’. This multi-level song is filled with interesting sounds, where work of a guitar deserves special attention. It is a strong progressive piece which closes the whole album in glory.
I have to admit that I have never heard about Moonshine Oversight before I got their album for review. I also have to admit that this French band took me by surprise on the quality of work provided. To sum up ‘Vanishing Lines’ is a good mixture of stronger and more calm music kept in the prog aesthetics. I can definitely recommend this record to all prog and hard rock fans. It is definitely worthy to keep an eye on Moonshine Oversight in future.
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