||If musicianship is what you are looking for,
then Transatlantic has
much to offer you. This progressive rock group is made up with musicians
that make this band pretty much a supergroup. Roine Stolt of Flower
Kings on guitar, Neal Morse, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist
from Spock's Beard, Marillion bassist Pete Trewavas, and Mike Portnoy
of Dream Theater create a band that is inspiring and impressive. This
disk, "Bride Across Forever" is nearly seventy-seven minutes
long, which is impressive for a full-length CD. But what is more impressive
is that these guys do it in only four songs. The CD starts and ends
with songs that are twenty-five minutes plus. This shows in the day
of thirty-minute albums that these guys want to play what they want
and for however long they want. I enjoyed all four songs on this disk.
It might be a little lighter then you expect, but don't let this stop
you from listing to Transatlantic. Fans of Dream Theater should enjoy
this quite a bit.