Wednesday, 16 February 2011

If you’re a retrograde artist, surely nostalgia should be taken with a pinch of salt, because whilst InVertigo are clearly a very good prog pop bunch, it’s difficult to take this brand of rock that’s so clichéd, so wrapped within 80’s sensibilities, at full face value.

The technical quality of the German five piece is irrefutable, as they ascend and descend from rock progressions and vocally lead choruses to massive instrumentals, something that their pioneers Yes would be proud of. If you could justify that Liquid Tension Experiment’s progressive soap box was in some way palatable, then InVertigo might have a chance. For everyone else, try not to vomit on the way out.

6/10 Powerplay issue #129

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