There's little doubt that I was a fan of this Virginia band with a single spin of their debut EP Alpha Centauri. Their heavy progressive/space rock was an entertaining delight. Now, Corsair returns with a new EP Ghosts of Proxima Centauri, and it's another trip through the atmospheres of progressive, psychedelic, and space rock.
Ghosts of Proxima Centauri begins with a rollicking but heavy instrumental in Wolfrider. Warrior Woman follows, a nearly cliche of heavy/fantasy rock; it should have had female vocals (maybe). Burnish the Blades muscles along with another heavy groove yet with an epic tenor: listen to that guitar jam. Centurion finds Corsair both heavy and frisky, pushing the listener into a heavy melodic rock sound. Then Orca follows, about the whale I suppose (it is), which sounds like Black Sabbath meets Mastodon and then gets all psychedelic on you. The concluding Eyes of the Gods is another heavy rock number, combining an ethereal rock motif with more than a little foreboding darkness.
Once again, Corsair delivers and they have found their groove: this is definitive stuff. Once again this disc is too short. It's time for a full-length LP, and some label should pick this band up. Strongly recommended: visit the links and buy Ghosts of Proxima Centauri.
Once again, Corsair delivers and they have found their groove: this is definitive stuff. Once again this disc is too short. It's time for a full-length LP, and some label should pick this band up. Strongly recommended.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]