Last Knight - Seven Deadly Sins

SKU 21-SDM005
"Last Knight is a Neo-prog supergroup that has consisted of several different musicians, many of whom have played with other progressive and non-progressive bands. Some of the many musicians that have participated on Last Knight albums in the past have consisted of Theo Travis (who has worked extensively with Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson of various ptojects), Ashley Mulford (Sad Café, Mike & the Mechanics), Troy Donockley (Iona, Nightwish), Geoffrey Richardson (Penguin Café Orchestra, Caravan), and many others. The person behind bringing the Last Knight project together is Jose Manuel Medina who coordinates the recording sessions which are usually held over the internet.
The project was formed in 1997 and has been active ever since. On Halloween of 2019, the Crossover Band released their 5th full length album called "Seven Deadly Sins", which is a concept album with 7 tracks that explore each of the 7 deadly sins. The run time for the album exceeds 69 minutes. The entire album centers around the story based upon Dante's "The Divine Comedy", and some of the tracks are broken up into named sections based on the story. Medina is still in charge on this album and provides vocals, keyboards, piano and orchestrations. Along with him is a huge line up of musicians that include Richie Castellano (Blue Oyster Cult) and John Mitchell (Frost, Lonely Robot) providing the main vocals, Theo Travis is also involved bringing in his signature temor sax and flute, along with many others, including the Somnus Symphony Orchestra and includes more keyboards, guitarists, drummers, a violin and a cello. The album is dedicated to the memory of John Wetton.
The album has a lot of styles and textures throughout, and is tied to the progressive styles of Neo-prog more than anything, but it isn't afraid of exploring other styles at the same time. It can be quite dramatic at times, and other times can get emotional and dynamic. It is a great album, however, it never quite reaches anything above 4 stars. I think a lot of the classic prog-heads that will enjoy this, as I do, but I don't think it comes close to the masterpiece status, however, it is still better than just good. The weaker passages are there, but they don't seem to be as bad when heard in the entire context of the album, and when it is all said and done, you are left feeling like it is an excellent album, but one that still has room for improvement. In the end, I think it passes as a 4 star album, but we'll see how it holds out over the long term. Great album, anyway."-ProgArchives
  • LabelSomnus Media
  • UPC8436556
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