Renowned RPWL virtuoso guitarist Kalle Wallner returns with his solo project Blind Ego to deliver the long awaited prog oriented third album entitled “Liquid”.
“A Place In The Sun” relies on a modern guitar driven metallic core adorned by dreamy layers of darkened melancholy. There are softer and slower atmospheric passages and a rather catchy chorus featuring a more rough rock attitude while the guitar solos showcase brilliant musicianship and enticing creativity.
“Blackened” features gentle acoustic passages filled with ethereal arpeggios that gradually give way to a widely accessible soft rock melodic theme while the guitar solo adds enjoyable polished prog elements.
On “Tears And Laughter” a blend of crunchy guitar riffing and melodic phrases evoke a somber serenity. The rhythmic section acquires multiple prog rock elements while Wallner performs a charismatic guitar solo with solid technical elements.
“Never Escape The Storm” has an understated melancholic soul perfectly portrayed by a fascinating series of inspired melodic guitar solos characterized by a crispy clean luminous sound. This song showcases a wistful emotional atmosphere enhanced by rather passionate vocals that smoothly shift from fierce, especially in the memorable chorus, to softer tones.
“Quiet Anger” is a mesmerizing prog oriented instrumental featuring blistering guitar riffs, a complex range of slick modern guitar solos and a genuinely energetic groove.
“Liquid” is definitely a versatile album filled with elegant prog and rock elements that could attract a wide diverse audience and would be a pleasant discovery for those who are not familiar with Wallner’s eclectic music style