Lemur Voice - Insights

Year of Release: 1996
Label: Magna Carta
Catalog Number: MA 9015-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 56:31:00

Lemur Voice are another in a growing line of progressive metal artists taking pages from Dream Theater's book and trying to make them their own. Vocalist Gregor van der Loo sounds like a cross between James LeBrie, Steve Perry (Journey), and Damien Wilson (Threshhold, Landmarq). Parts of "More Than Nothing" made me think of Iron Maiden.

[But, after another listen as we were getting Progressive World ready to go [in 1999], I found that the Dream Theater comparison is only partially true - they really are less DT like, and closer to neo-prog. I like this a lot more than my brief review above (from Jan 99 [part of Quick Takes]) stated. Recommended. -ed. 7/99 [addendum updated 8/05]

Intuition (6:47) / Akasha Chronicles (5:05) / Celestial Haze (2:37) / Deep Inside (9:29) / More Of Nothing (6:37) / Alone (12:37) a) Stabs Of The Past b) Alone Again / Prime Of Passion (6:49) / Memory Lane (6:30)

Barend Tromp - bass and acoustic guitars
Marcel Coenen - guitars
Franck Faber - keyboards
Nathan Van De Wouw - drums
Gregoor Van Der Loo - vocals

Insights (1996)
Divided (1999)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin NL

Added: July 25th 1999
Reviewer: Stephanie Sollow
Artist website: www.stormrider.nl/lemurvoice/
Hits: 892
Language: english


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