Beautiful Bedlam: Beautiful Bedlam Review

Beautiful Bedlam's debut release matches their name rather nicely, blending and bending jazz and metal based prog rock leanings. The unit, from Australia, impress on their freshmen offering. Artful with a slight edge and the general musicianship is worth a Too Sweet.

The guest spots sprinkled throughout help ensure a variety throughout as well, which is appreciated. Never does it deviate too far to feel as if it might be lesser as a whole, which ensures a nice short story source of tunes once you hit play.

I feel confident when I say that anyone that appreciates progressive music, regardless of their favored sub-genre, will find something to enjoy here. It's a very good start and my criticisms are rather small nitpicks more than anything.

Check out Beautiful Bedlam and keep an eye out, because I have a feeling they're going to be a force in the prog-rock community for years to come.

Rating: ***1/2

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