Walfad -
An Unsung Hero, Salty Rains & Him

(CD 2015, 40:07, Lynx Music)

The tracks:
  1- Sullen Lady(4:30)
  2- Leaves(18:43)
  3- Four Fingers(4:11)
  4- The Dance Of A Straw Man(5:01)
  5- Satan's Tears(7:42)

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In 2013 Walfad (We Are Looking For A Drummer?) released their debut album Ab Ovd (see review) and the reviews were not really good. Now two years later this Polish band gives it another shot with their second album called An Unsung Hero.

The new CD is a concept album and contrary to their debut album vocalist and guitarist Wojciech Ciuraj now fortunately sings in English. Most of the compositions are rather simple and the production of the album is almost a disaster, but it is a better album than their first one. The music kind of reminds me of other Polish bands like Satellite or Riverside, although these two bands play at a much higher level. The best track is the long epic Leaves (18:43) which is divided into four parts and shines with a very melodic guitar solo. Walfad is at its best if they play instrumental songs because the vocals are rather mediocre and the pronunciation is nerve wracking. The sound of Walfad is probably best described as neo progressive rock meets pop rock, or something like that. This is not a bad album, but there are so many bands out there that are so much better than Walfad, so I think it will be difficult for these guys to make it in this competitive music world.

** Martien Koolen (edited by Astrid de Ronde)

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