Black Bonzo Sound of the Apocalypse

Black Bonzo Sound of the Apocalypse
Everyone loves a little prog rock. You may not know it (or be willing to admit it) but you do. In fact, progressive rock has probably had an unalterable effect on just about everyone. Remember "Owner of a Lonely Heart”? It was written by one of the biggest prog rock bands of all time: Yes. Given the popularity (Genesis) and lasting impact (King Crimson) of this genre, is it any wonder that there is an entire record label dedicated to releasing new prog rock bands? The Sound of the Apocalypse is the debut release from Swedish prog rockers Black Bonzo and with an impressive amount of analog sounds and heavy guitar solos, they do an overall respectable job of creating an album true to the genre’s roots. The Sound of the Apocalypse sounds less like volcanic explosions and rising tides and more like Rick Wakeman showing up to play organ between innings at the local ballpark. Which, one has to admit, is a much more optimistic soundtrack to the end of humanity. (Laser's Edge)