Twilight is the brand new album from Drifting Sun, that released a few days ago, on September 1st 2017.
This is the band’s 5th studio album, and I dare say that, it is their best work so far!
I was lucky enough to have the digital version in my hands, almost 2 weeks before this album’s official release, and I listened to it lots of times.
I am not going to present the album song by song here, but I will try to give you the general “picture”.
“Twilight” is Drifting Sun’s 3rd studio release since the last 3 years (and 5th overall).
After a long break, the band’s leader, Pat Sanders, reformed the band and released “Trip the Life Fantastic” in 2015 that was their first album of their, let’s say, new period, followed by “Safe Asylum”, one year later.
In comparison with the two previous albums, “Twilight” is better in every aspect.
Further than the top notch musicianship, there is great improvement when it comes to compositions.
“Twilight” is not as dark as “Safe Asylum”, or so “easy going” like “Trip the Life Fantastic”.
Here, the compositions became better and more complicated, without becoming boring or tiring for the listener.
The band kept its unique sound, which is driven by the wonderful – once more – keyboards of Pat Sanders.
Also, Mathieu Spaeter’s performance on guitar is really good, and it is adding many points to the final outcome! (Mathieu is the band’s new guitar player, who came as a replacement of Dan Storey).
When I listened to the album for the first 1-2 times, I realized that was a good one, definitely better than the previous ones, but that was it.
But with every new listen, I was discovering more and more things that I loved in it.
And believe it or not, finally I was listening to it almost 2-3 times a day.
For that reason, I strongly recommend that you pay some extra attention to it and you will be rewarded.
Now that I know the album really well, I can say that I love almost every moment in it, starting from the opening song, which is one of my most beloved ones.
Speaking of beloved songs, here’s my list: “Twilight”, “Wings of Hope”, “Soldiers” and “Remedy”.
Because I like all songs of this album, I usually put it in my CD player, I press “play” and I am listening to it without a break; which is something very important to me.
If you know Drifting Sun, please keep in mind that this is their best work so far, so do not hesitate to go and buy “Twilight”.
If you don’t know them so well, this a very good starting point.
If you know them, but you don’t like them, well, there’s nothing I can do about that, can I?
In my opinion, this is one of the best releases of 2017, so far at least.