The Seventh Season
"Liquid Water" CD
Genre: rock, hard rock, prog rock
The Seventh Season is your average proggy hard
rock band, with a catch: it's been around since 1972. Well, sort of.
They were around from 1972 to 1979, playing live and recording in their own
home studio. Then, after an extended hiatus, they reappeared in 1998.
But this time around, they're fronted by the bassist's son,
Konstantin Batygin, a long-haired, rosy-cheeked fellow who is
fortunate enough to be heading off the most vaguely pedophilic rock band
But it's the music that's important
after all, isn't it?
As for Liquid Water, which is about as
not-incredibly-creepy as it is cleverly-titled, we get melodic though
unspectacular rock music, characterized by energetic hard rock and slow
ballads. It's not very interesting or original, though a few songs
stick out from the herd in terms of catchiness (prog-heavy "Ocean of
Time," bizarrely playful "Nine To Five," "Freeway"). The vocals are
kind of interesting because of their dramatic energy ("Damaged" is
like a serious version of Ween), as well as a distinctly
Russian flare (particularly in the elder singer's vocals). But aside from that,
well, this just isn't all that.
and before I forget, the cover art and liners are pretty funny. Not
intentionally, of course. But still.
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