Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Opus Est - Opus I (1983)

The one and only album from this Swedish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, organ, synths, piano and vocals.

This band self-released this album and Musea re-released some years later. A second album with studio and rehearsal studio outtakes was also released. 

The band was probably Sweden's first ever neo-prog band.

This is therefore probably the first ever Swedish neo-prog album too.

The neo-prog here is also supplemented by some harder rock, fusion and some art-rock.

The vocals are a bit weak and a bit annoying. The guitars are OK and the rest of the band does a respectable job.

The sound is the 1980s and not so good.

The quality is decent enough and diehard neo-prog fans will find a lot to enjoy here.

2 points



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