Progressive rock sound from an American band
Magellan was/is a truly unique progressive rock band.
Their use of lyrics typically emphasized historical events
especially on this album. Probably the seminal song that
Magellan will be remembered for is found on this album -
Magna Carta. The historic feel of the band singing about
Magellan circumnavigating the globe makes this very
It was Ferdinand Magellan's spirit of adventure and
willingness to take risks that caused bandleader Trent
Gardner to name his band Magellan. Trent wrote and sang
all the songs as well as played keyboards. His brother,
Wayne (RIP Feb. 10, 2014) played lead guitar. The band was
rounded out by Hal Stringfellow on bass.
As expected from a so-called progressive group, there are
several lengthy songs with several shorter ones mixed in.
The songs are based around strong melodies with abrupt
timing changes.There are also frequent changes from soft
rock to hard rock and vice-versa. All in all, it creates a
very interesting listening experience.
Certainly worth a listen!
- Tobias Funke, Amazon Review
Available as part of A specially priced 2 CD set of the
first 2 albums by progressive rock band Magellan. "Hour Of
Restoration" and "Impending Ascension"
Also available from Magna Carta Records
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