May 2017 Album of the Month: The Night Flight Orchestra’s Amber Galactic

Thursday, 15th June 2017

Given the involvement of two Soilwork members (Bjorn Strid and David Andersson), it seems this one was destined for album of the month status. But regardless of that, Amber Galactic is utterly addictive. An album that you can sit back, enjoy the musicianship, and just have a fantastic time with. Perhaps that’s the best thing about the band – these are songs that are so well-built that you can listen to them on repeat for a month and not get sick of them. In fact, it just makes you want to listen to it for another month. Here’s a challenge: try not to crack a smile at the sheer joy the music induces the second you hit the play button.

An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9/10 review, which posted on May 7, 2017:

Authentic, sincere, and just plain fun are the best ways to describe Amber Galactic. The band continue to do what they’ve done on the last two records, but raise the bar into stratospheric heights this time around. The songs are more cohesive and show the band as being unafraid to fully dive into the sound of ‘70s/’80s classic/prog rock with all of its indulgences (yet surprisingly none of its downsides). But there’s no better way than to go all-in with something like this, and in doing so, they’ve crafted some utterly addictive tunes.

The Night Flight Orchestra has captured everything that’s right about classic rock with Amber Galactic. Intoxicating and immediate from the start, yet built with the consistency to keep the energy going after listens hit the double-digits, the combination of explosive fun and precise and lovingly nuanced musicianship make this one tough to beat. Turn it up and relive your youth.

Read the entire review HERE.

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