The band around keyboarder Sean Timms re-appears in 2023 with new lead singer Shaun Holton. They are offering seven new Heavy Progressive Rock essentials, again comprised of the wellknown tricky execution concerning the instrumental parts. This skillful blend of atmospheric and powerful moments is recommendable, no reason to complain. Again Steve Unruh and Marek Arnold have been hired for the purpose of serving some violin and wind contributions.
Southern Empire deserve a lot more recognition for this than they've got. This is really a a sterling example of contemporary heavier prog rock.
Why is it that I like the opener "Goliath's Moon" so much? Lyrically, it seems like a pretty dumb song. But the music is really compelling, and the whole thing is just so well executed, that it remains something compelling, that I listen to frequently.