BEARDFISH – +4626 – Comfortzone
- by Matt Coe
- Posted on 08-03-2015
Classic Swedish progressive rock – outstanding musicianship, lots of throwback keyboards, 60’s style psychedelic oriented vocals – is what Beardfish specialize in. They might not necessarily be the most challenging act currently delivering in this style, but sometimes music is more about feel and emotion than necessarily blowing people’s doors off. The 10 tracks intertwine shorter, playful constructs such as the 3:43 "Can You See Me Now?" and the twin guitar harmony fueled "King" with their adventurous musically uplifting material such as "Hold On" or the 15:34 "If We Must Be Apart (A Love Story Continued)" – the latter featuring a bevy of bass and keyboard parts subtly unique and intriguing.
8 studio albums in, Beardfish retain their progressive rock top tier mantle as "+4626 – Comfortzone" won’t disappoint in the slightest.