Pancake - Out of the Ashes
(Garden of Delights CD 139)
From Aural Innovations April 2010 update
This is a symphonic progressive rock band from Germany and this is their record they released after the whole band nearly left and this was a fresh new line up with only the guitarist Walter Negele left from the original band. This CD re-issue also has a live version of Roxy Elephant, an older number by the band. Quite a lot of the record is instrumental numbers with a lot of interaction between the organ and guitars. The live track is a monster with everyone in the band taking long solos and you can hear the huge audience at the end were really into it. Great track. The other 5 original tracks don’t have the same intensity as the live number and last only 33 minutes while the extra track is 15. Pretty cool band.
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Reviewed by Scott Heller