Chalice - Digital Boulevard
Eagle Records
Hard / Prog Rock

Release year: 2000
Eagle Records
Reviewed by Danny

This Digital Boulevard is the following album (second one ?) of the excellent Persistence Of Time. Unfortunately (or fortunately will say the die-hard fans) it is the "exact" continuation of the first LP. They didn't improve that much, played a "joker" card for this one and highlighted the most typical young band's problem : confirm the "first performance".

There are two things I really like with this band. 1) the singer, who has a Vince Neil voice and 2) their "prog" music approach. As you know I am not a mega fan of prog metal (this doesn't mean I am running the opposite way once I see a prog record), but Châlice is the kind of band I can hear without thinking it is "prog" metal. The guitar is very present and Châlice try always to astonished the listener. This Digital Boulevard is still better than many other progressive releases nowadays, but I expected it to be a bit better compare to their first record, with more passion. Maybe the first one was too "accomplished" for a first shot. A try for all fans of Shadow Gallery.

Killing Songs :
Digital Boulevard (excellent !!!!!!), Seven Seas
Danny quoted 68 / 100
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