Instrumental Progressive Fusion band Ad Astra dropped their self titled album and I’m here to blabber all about it! The guys have put out a more than stellar output, to be honest with you all. The guitar work is absolutely brilliant, and does what it has to do…..some fusion guitarists just aimlessly noodle (like technical death metal occasionally, too) without a good song structure. Well, I’m relieved to say Ad Astra goes against that generalization big time. The band has worked together to create compositions, not just a band aimlessly playing their instrument. There’s great melody, sweet keyboard work as well, and some killer rhythms.
The drummer holds a solid and steady output on the kit, while maintaining great flavor in the recipe of Ad Astra’s music. The bassist holds a fine steady rhythm, and is totally locked in with the drummer’s parts. He also has some sweet fills, that compliment when the keys and guitar when they have leads and vice versa. The mood is ever so relevant in the band’s album. Considering how laid back their sound can be and then bust out of nowhere like a bat out of hell. I really dig what these guys are doing, and have clearly thought their music. Head over to their website to check out more on the band, their music, and upcoming shows. While you’re there, grab a physical copy of this album! I might just do the same!