After two –rather powerful– albums, which Galahad released back in 2012, the release of "Quiet Storms" was kind of a surprise to me. Very nice album without a doubt, but “different”. And when I learned about the release of Seas of Change, I had no idea what to expect!
To my opinion, it needs something more than “guts” to release an album with only one song in it, especially if your name is not Mike Oldfield!
The truth is that the CD and the digital version include 2 more songs as bonus tracks.
But not in the vinyl version (no worries for that)!
Once more, the production is excellent and responsible for this in no other than Karl Groom (THRESHOLD, UK) and Thin Ice studios!
Karl Groom, besides being the leader of the YK prog band Threshold, is also an excellent producer, as it can be proved by the remarkable production that he accomplished on Galahad’s latest albums; starting from the “Empires Never Last” album.
Another very important fact is that, Stu Nicholson, the leader of Glahad, is, once more, in great form and his vocals is an added value to this album’s dynamics.
As far as I understood, the album’s main theme is the uncertainty that is spread above UK, because of the upcoming Brexit.
This also proves that Galahad do not afraid to deal with some serious problems that our modern world is facing.
Because Brexit is not only an English thing; it’s a European thing, if not universal.
Because the album includes only one song, I’d prefer to not try and write anything about each one of its 12 parts because I’d like to motivate you by telling you that the epicness and beauty of its totality is something more than its parts!
Go for it with eyes closed during the night or anytime you wish to join your “Seas of change” in your own life!
This is an excellent piece of work and it is highly recommended to the fans of the Modern Progressive Rock and/or Neo-Prog.
Hat’s off to Galahad, not only for trying to present something so ambitious and creative, but also for succeeding in it!