Ashbury - Endless Skies CD
Endless Skies sounds like a cross between Wishbone Ash’s Argus with southern rock tendencies ala-The Allman Brothers and a scent of epicness the same way Rainbow did in the past. From the very first track of the album, one feels drawn to the beautiful guitar harmonies, the captivating leads and soft vocal lines. Most tracks are mid tempo while the lyrics deal with fantasy themes, giving the album a magical/mystical feeling. There are various acoustic passages that might remind Jethro Tull to some which is always a plus. Songs like the instrumental ”Twilight” or “No Mourning” impress with their beauty, while “Vengeance” and “Endless Skies” help to create an epic atmosphere such as the one depicted on the album’s cover art. The rest of the album consists more or less of well crafted tracks with a number of hooks and immaculate melodies.