Expedition Delta - Expedition Delta

Year of Release: 2008
Label: ProgRock Records
Catalog Number: PRR440
Format: CD
Total Time: 51:22:00

The name Alogia won't ring a bell with many prog-rockers. This is mainly because it is a Serbian prog metal outfit that released two albums in their native tongue. And unfortunately the attempt to re-release the first album in English did not work out so well. Too bad, as we are dealing here with some talented musicians. Fortunately founder member Srdjan Brankovic does not give up easily and made another attempt at international attention ... this time with success!

Under the moniker Expedition Delta, he released a self titled album that features almost all Alogia members. But he managed to do a lot more than that! He invited a host of guest musicians, and not the least: Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery), Erik Norlander (Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane), Joost van den Broek (After Forever, ex-Sun Caged, Star One, Ayreon), Richard Anderson (Time Requiem, Majestic), Sabine Edelsbacher (Edenbridge) and many more. So there must be a lot to discover on the album.

Well, Brankovic treats the listener to a little more than 50 minutes of music that is a mixture of 80s melodic hard rock, contemporary prog/metal and a touch of AOR. Nothing too complex, but very enjoyable music. Of course the keyboard solos are very tasty, given the notable guests.

But let's be honest. Let's forget all these great names. What is left? Alogia. And the songs themselves are very good. And the basis laid by D. Madkick (drums) and Ivan Vasic (bass, Alogia member); they do a great job. Srdjan Brankovic himself plays the majority of the guitars and I can assure you, there is lots to enjoy when it comes to great solos and shredding guitars. And ditto for the keyboards. :-)

Srdjan Brankovic has delivered a great album with Expedition Delta, an album that will please the ears of many prog rock fans. And all these guest musicians are simply icing to an already great tasting cake.

My verdict: What is important for me is one question: would I buy this album? Yes, I would definitely buy Expedition Delta. And I absolutely recommend this as a very good album, worth your hard earned money.

Asunder Hearts / Fading Images / Self Abstract / Into The Halls Of Eternity / Flight With The Mind / The Awakening / Move On / Planets / Not Too Late / Reach For The Light / It Needs A Happy End

Srdjan Brankovic - guitars
Ivan Vasic - bass
Nikola Mijic - vocals
Damir Adzic - drums
Vladimir Djedovic - keyboards


Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) - guitars
Erik Norlander (Rocket Scientists) - keyboard solo
Richard Anderson (Time Requiem) - keyboard solo
Joost van den Broek (After Forever) - keyboard solo
Vivien Lalu - keyboard solo
Sabine Edelsbacher (Edenbridge) - vocals
and many more

Expedition Delta (2008)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin RS

Added: July 27th 2008
Reviewer: Marcel Haster
Artist website: www.expeditiondelta.com
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Language: english


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