I’ve compiled some reviews of my album. They are in English, French, Spanish and Dutch
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Metal Planet Music : (UK)
Not since Jeff Wayne’s legendary opus ‘The War of the Worlds’ have the twin arts of music and literature been so perfectly and wonderfully intertwined as they are in this new release from Dave Brons.
Dutch Progressive Page DPRP : 9/10
‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost is an album that works on every level, with stunning musicianship and melodies that I for one will never tire of hearing. Dave Brons set himself a monumental task with this album and has pulled it off in style.’
PROG Archives 5/5
“Every year, there are a few surprising, out of the blue and frankly world-class prog releases from lesser-known artists or bands that really keeps the flame of discovery alight […]
This album is absurdly entertaining, with an infinite sense of fairy tale magic, propelled by commitment, power and passion. No mush, no filler, no weak filling the blanks with needless notes. As such, this masterpiece is in my top 10 of 2020 releases, without the slightest hesitation.”
The Progressive Aspect .Net
Tackling one of the best-selling novels of all time, along with the huge popularity of the film trilogy and award winning musical score, is a bold undertaking. This said, Dave Brons has pulled it off and has produced an album which he has obviously painstakingly created, and I feel serves as a complimentary twist in the legacy of the Tolkien novel.
PROGWERELD (Dutch prog site, Translated into English)
Not listened to such an impressive album for a long time. Dave Brons goes for gold!
PROFIL PROG (Canada – review in French) 8.3/10
This album is epic in its braveness, kudos to Dave Brons for succeeding in bringing alive a romantic literary story that has been well worn over the years. By way of comparison this opus has turned out to be far superior to what MOSTLY AUTUMN produced in 2001. I write this as a huge fan of MOSTLY AUTUMN.
IO PAGES (Dutch Prog magazine) Album of the month
Dave’s music has a solid foundation with sometimes heavy guitar work and quite pounding drums but just as quickly this subsides again and we hear a subtle orchestral piece or a mix between guitar solo, Irish whistles and the uilleann pipes reminiscent of [Celtic Prog Band] IONA.
EURO – ROCK PRESS (JAPAN) Score 38/40
Vol 85 May 2020
ROCK MUZINE (Holland) 96/100
It is not necessary to be a connoisseur of Lord of the Rings to enjoy these phenomenally constructed tracks.[…] What stands out time and time again is the great guitar playing. The balance between rock, symphony and Celtic music is perfect.
Phantom Tollbooth (USA) : 4.5/5
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost is a movie for your ears – but don’t forget to bring your heart and soul. This is a wonderfully produced labor of love that deserves a special place in your music library. Like in those wonderful books, you’ll get more out of Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost each time you listen.
If you’re a fan of Celtic rock, prog, or just of great guitar playing, this is for you. If you’re into Lord of the Rings, you should also look into this project.
Progarchives 4.3 / 5
An Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Big Bang Prog Magazine (France)
Each one of these 14 tracks contains a source of light at its heart, that flies towards us like a bird leaving its nest.
This music thinks, breathes, weeps, and speaks to uscalling out to all who love progressive rock that is
Celtic, symphonic and majestic.
Prog-Female-Voices Blog (French)
The huge ambition of this project deserves respect, especially as the result is up to par. Dave and his flamboyant guitar plunges us into the heart of an adventure that is thematically familiar but original in its approach.
La Tierra Progresiva (Latin American prog site)
This album is one of my favourites of 2020. I consider it to be one of the most memorable musical interpretations of Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien’s extraordinary literary work.
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