Threshold, March Of Progress, 2012
Much to my surprise (and shame I must confess), so far there has been no post about one of my favourite progmetal bands Threshold featured here. Okay, former singer Mac (RIP) was mentioned in for instance the Yargos reviews, but Threshold have somehow been missing. So it is about time to write some words about them and their music!
On offer here is their latest opus March Of Progress, with singer Damian Wilson returning behind the microphone after leaving after their second album (if I am not mistaking). And it is never a problem to listen to him, as he is also blessed with a great voice! The music of Threshold always hits home with me for a number of reasons. Their music is very diverse, but always very melodic and focusses on the song, rather than on the chops necessary to play them. Their choruses are often very catchy and they are experts in trading dark and light in their songs. So they have the power, but always bring in a lot of passion as well. Arrangements of all instruments is always inventive, without sounding overly clever. And over the years their sound has become a trademark, no matter who is behind the mic. As long as Richard West (keyboards) and Karl Groom (guitar) are on board, they will maintain that I am sure.
In short, I like listening to this (and any other album from them for that matter) and it is always a joy when a new album hits the stores. Don´t think, buy!