Album Review :
Prologue - The World At Midnight

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Artist: Prologue
Album: The World At Midnight
Release Date: 12/5/008
Reviewer: Tyler Hess

Tracklisting:

1. Days Pass By
2. It Was All For Me
3. Catching Z’s
4. No Reason To Fear
5. Ready To Save
6. Faults
7. Wonderful
8. When Your Mind Clears

I believe that, at least for me, creativity breeds creativity.  Sometimes a band has brought something so fresh that it just makes my mind go bananas.  Other times, a band is so cut and dry that I feel like I’m saying the obvious.  It is like when you’re in a class and a teacher asks such a ridiculous question that you assume that it is rhetorical, but then, after an awkward silence, you realize that they were asking you an honest question.  Prologue‘s debut album, The World At Midnight is a very cleanly played, straight up worshipful rock album that doesn’t for a second make me think about what they are about, so pardon my confusion on if I’m really supposed to tell you about them, since it would probably take you about a minute of listening to one of their songs to come up with a conclusion on this band, depending on your interests.

This Yorba Linda, California Quintet came out with this 8 song (I wanted to say 8 track, but I didn’t want to confuse any of our older readers) album late last year, but somehow just got into my hands this week.  The music is the same after a few listens as it was after the first listen, which is a very soft rock album with a mostly worship oriented lyricism that oddly enough seems to mix both the vocal styles and instrumental approach of Leeland with High Flight Society, two bands that I never thought I would be using in the same review.  Unfortunately, I don’t see the creativity of the former, nor the hooks of the latter, but rather what I would consider a cookie cutter set of songs if there ever was one.  Not that there isn’t any potential, they came out with this record the same year that they formed as a band and they certainly have the ability to come out with a clean recording, but I think they could push themselves to come up with some more original stylings and ways of separating themselves from the crowd.

Overall: Prologue certainly isn’t going to blow anyone’s minds with this worship rock album, but it isn’t the worst start in the world, they just need to show a lot more of their creative side, if it is out there somewhere.

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