Echolyn - Suffocating The Bloom (1992) [Remastered 2000]
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Velveteen Records | VR2007-2
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog
Echolyn is one of those bands that takes their many influences (Gentle Giant, Dixie Dregs, Yes, Genesis, and Allan Holdsworth to name a few) and rolls them into a sound all their own. Their influences notwithstanding, Echolyn’s trademark is their very sophisticated vocal harmonies, which range from melodious parallel parts to Gentle-Giant-style complexities. The instrumentation is usually rocking, but with a careful attention to arrangement and virtuoso playing. Songs frequently employ a wide dynamic range, with quiet acoustic and vocal parts giving way to high-energy electric arrangements.