The New Crusade is the follow up to the acclaimed 2009 album English Ghosts and shows why Konchordat are being touted as one of best of the current crop of Neo-Prog bands.
Now with Stuart Martin as a permanent member after his session duties on ‘Ghosts‘, The New Crusade will please lovers of symphonic prog with epic riffs and a healthy dose of neo-prog melodies.
Panic Room is a tour de force here with the excellent production complementing a fully rounded and well crafted song structure. I particularly like the way synth and guitar harmonise on this album. There are shades of Camel, Big Big Train and Genesis. The slightly heavier neo feel has an American sounding aspect – Kansas or Styx perhaps (particularly on Coming Of Age). The overall effect is a pleasing blend of UK and US prog styles. Definitely an album for lovers of well formed melodic prog with a capital P. Rating: 4/5 Buy the CD from Prog Megastore Here