Nothing is more challenging in music than new names in a genre, especially if there are great guitar solos. Progressive rock, just like its title, as a genre always remains thirsty for something new.
Farwatch is one of these bands that brings that challenging taste to the scene. Great guitar solos, female fronted vocals and little passages that are always between prog rock and metal. Their new work “Transmigrated” was released last month, so it falls into the category of late-great 2016 releases. Musically, especially with those sudden rhythm changes, prog-specific drums and great guitar solos, we are “confronted” with influences by some of the genres greats: Dream Theater, Haken, Rush. The album gets a bit of a gothic vibe courtesy of the vocals. Another courtesy of vocals — there is somewhat fairy atmosphere in the way of Blackmore’s Night.
Different than usual with its own character. That is how I would describe Farwatch’s “Transmigrated.” It knows the ways to your ears.
You can get a copy of “Transmigrated” from Bandcamp here.