Prospect - Moments

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Just For Kicks
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 45:53:00

Imagine a country where there is virtually no prog-metal scene, some 12 years ago, where three friends started a metal band under the name Without. They practised and played for several years without a vocalist. But then a huge DT fan showed up and joined the band. In 1998, they entered a studio and recorded there official debut album, #1, completely self-financed. Nevertheless, the 1700 copies sold out and even reached the USA. The band, now called Prospect, got a lot of airplay as well as other media attention and now they have released their second album, Moments.

From the first spin on, I am very impressed with these guys! Rock solid songs, mind blowing keyboards, excellent rhythm section, amazing guitar player and a passionate singer. The compositions are very structured and show they have some experience in songwriting. Although some songs sound a bit catchy, like "Changing," with a nice bass loop, they manage to make the songs sound above average with the crunchy guitar riffs, crystal clear keys and the fantastic vocals. Singer Simon Jovanovic is really a very good singer! But the sum of all band members make Prospect such a good band. "Orient Express" is definitely one of the best songs on the album, dark, ambient keyboard sounds and a subtle bass guitar to open the song, then complemented by equal subtle drums and guitars, which flows into heavy riffs and the oriental influences in the song, all add to the atmosphere. This is one of the two instrumentals on the album, but a great one. The guitar riffs on "The Man Who Walks Alone" are also very good and show that guitarist Roman Files is an excellent guitarist. "Jaded Son" is a delicate ballad, the passionate vocals, piano sounds and haunting guitar parts. "Unspoken" is a dark, mysterious song, where keyboardist Rok Plestenjak can show off his talent.

Exccellent album by some very talented and professional musicians who know how to compose strong songs. Good production and very hard to put away. I think we will hear much more of this band, when they get more attention world wide, because these guys are really good. Too bad singer Jovanovich decided to leave the band. He is replaced by Robert Grdich, so it will be interesting to see how he will sound. But Moments will be a must have for you, as this band truly needs your support to keep on making this amazing music!

Sun Caged, Dream Theater

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Moments / Changing / Perception Of Reality / Rush / Orient Express / Jaded Son / Living In Silence / So Low / The Man Who Walks Alone / Unspoken

Simon Jovanovic - vocals
Roman Files - guitars
Zeljko Jokic - bass
Rok Plestenjak - keyboards
Peter Mlinar - drums

#1 (1999)
Moments (2002)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SI

Added: January 17th 2005
Reviewer: Marcel Haster
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Language: english


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