5Bridges – The Thomas tracks

I had a few good listens to the demo 5Bridges demo The Thomas Tracks. This demo confirms what I already heard in the samples on MySpace – this band is definitely an old school 70s style prog band. At some point (while driving) I actually had the impression I was listening to Gabriel era Genesis. Partly due to the music (just listen to the intro of Babylonian Curse Reversed with Firth of Fifth in mind), partly because of the vocals, which – although a bit less melodic – often resemble young Peter Gabriels sound.
The long compositions are very well done, and equally well played, with great guitar solo’s and keyboard interludes. Not to mention the familiar rattling of a Rickenbacker bass.

Definitely recommended for those who love Genesis/Yes style long compositions with well designed long instrumental parts.