Wake Up Call [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
2012 release from the acclaimed Swedish Progressive Rock band. With Wake Up Call, the band delivers their most symphonic sounding work up to date. The guys are partly back to the somewhat heavier sound found on Secrets and Playgrounds with dashes of the softer approach on the Thrill of Nothingness. But there is also the fresh element to Wake Up Call with multi layered string sections and a true symphonic feel in the overall soundscape. This is not totally new to Cross but this time they have pushed it a fore and merged deeper into their music than before. As usual there is a number of guests contributing. This time the most noticeable are Mats Bender of Introitus (keyboards), Jock Millgardh (lead and harmony vocals) and Hannah Sunkist (electric violin).