After the impressive as haunting concept album “Acoustic Shadows”, Ron Boots returns with a “lighter” cd.
A very nicely executed solo by Gert Emmens graces the strong opening piece “Hour of the Wolf”, after which Henri Peeters adds a good portion of energizing guitar to the freshing “A Walk in the Rain”.
Of course, there is his best friend Harold van der Heijden, (“the driving force behind the drums”), with whom Ron made the powerful up-tempo track “Storms of IO”, which contains great walls of sound. Found in the core of the album, it sure is my personal favourite of the cd.
The atmospheric, magical soundings of “Boellistian” finds Ron playing with his friend Paul Ellis.
All in all, this excellently produced and mastered cd shows another side of Ron’s music: “bombastic, with even a sympho feel…”
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