Quote by Tom MacLean (Haken, To Mera, Euphonia UK)

"Listening to 'Beyond the Seventh Wave' takes me back to those classic prog rock albums by bands such as Kansas, Yes, Genesis, Marillion, IQ etc. during their 80s periods. The production is immaculate and spacious, with one foot in the past (walls of analog synths) and one in the future. The guitars are perfectly blended against the Wakeman-esque synths, who regularly go head to head for some very tasteful soloing. Melody is never sacrificed at the altar of flashy technique though- this album is about delivering a tale (a well-chosen tale, I might add) through accessible, memorable songs, and not about impressing teenagers with chops-from-hell (although clearly these musicians have enough in reserve). As such, the instrumentation and general harmonic arrangements of the songs are sympathetic to the story being conveyed. Most importantly (to my ears), each of these guys clearly has a good sense for the tone of their individual instruments, which adds together to makes a very pleasing band sound as a whole (i.e. no mosquito vibrato in the guitar which seems to plague many bands of this particular genre). A special mention goes the singer's pitch perfect delivery. Add to that a strong adaptation of a great story, you have a very enjoyable and listenable album here."