The Sea Within – “The Sea Within” (InsideOut Music, 2018)
The word supergroup gets thrown around a lot, although in the case of new and The Sea Within it’s real. The Sea Within brings together a multinational cast of musicians who have performed with high profile progressive rock acts: guitarist and vocalist Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic); bassist Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings; keyboardist and vocalist Tom Brislin (Renaissance); drummer and vocalist Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats); and vocalist and guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation).
The five musicians have put together an excellent recording featuring charismatic and nuanced vocals and top of the line instrumental musicianship. Although the album contains plenty of state of the art progressive rock, featuring memorable guitar and keyboard solos, outstanding vocals and a formidable rhythm section, there is also classic and hard rock and even pop. The dreaded word metal has been thrown around in some of the press releases but, thankfully, it’s barely perceptible.
The album features well-structured songs and some jams, where the band members and their guests get to showcase their talent.
The lineup includes Marco Minneman on drums, percussion, vocal, and guitar; Jonas Reingold on bass; Tom Brislin on keyboards, vocals; Roine Stolt on guitars, vocals, and additional keyboards; Daniel Gildenlow on vocals & additional guitar; and Casey McPherson on vocals.
Guests include Jon Anderson on vocals on Broken Cord; Jordan Rudess on Grand Piano on The Hiding of Truth; and Rob Townsend on soprano saxophone on The Ashes of Dawn.
The album was recorded in London to facilitate travel for all musicians. Jonas lives in Austria, Daniel and Roine are in Sweden, Tom is based in the East Coast of the United States of America, whereas Marco is on the West Coast of the U.S.
The Sea Within will make its stage debut at ‘Night of the Prog’ in Loreley, Germany, July 13-15, 2018 and will feature special guests.
The album is available in CD (with a bonus CD), vinyl and digital formats.
The Sea Within presents impeccable examples of progressive rock craftsmanship.
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