Bram Stoker Cold Read­ing

Sunn-Cre­ative

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Formed in 1969 and pop­u­lar around the club cir­cuit in Lon­don, Bram Stoker re­leased their first al­bum, Heavy Rock Spec­tac­u­lar, back in 1972, when they seemed set to make an im­pact on the prog scene. How­ever, like so many bands their ca­reer was short lived. But hav­ing re­cently re­formed, they’re de­ter­mined to carry on from where they left off and Cold Read­ing does just that! They make use of clas­si­cal pieces within their lengthy in­stru­men­tal pas­sages and two tracks from their de­but al­bum, Fin­gal’s Cave and Fast De­cay, have been rere­corded to make use of to­day’s sound qual­ity. This is a very en­joy­able al­bum, with well con­structed songs and great gui­tar fi­nesse pro­vided by Tony Lowe, who also pro­duced the al­bum. The tracks are pro­gres­sive in length too but never lose their way – just check out Light At The End Of The Tun­nel. By no means gui­tar heavy, this may have been an ex­cep­tion­ally long time in com­ing but it’s very worth­while none-the-less.

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