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Close to the Truth
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Close to the Truth

The Broken Bridges

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Poland

The Broken Bridges have released their second album, "Close to the Truth," a blend of neo-prog elements with their unique sound. Hailing from Poland, this relatively unknown band delivers lyrics in English across seven tracks, amounting to a runtime 49 minutes. My impression of the album is mostly positive, primarily due to its melodic strength and a few standout tracks (see "Highlights" listed below) that demonstrate the band's competency with delivering some excellent modern prog.

The Broken Bridges

The craftsmanship in songwriting and production is evident, pointing to a band that, while still early in their journey, has a clear direction and artistic vision.

The album presents a compelling mix of clear melodic lines supported by the rich textures of electronic organs and guitars. This musical foundation supports the dark but warm voice of the lead singer, Marek Habryn. Lyrics touch on personal and reflective themes, offering listeners a blend of introspection and commentary on the modern world. The craftsmanship in songwriting and production is evident, pointing to a band that, while still early in their journey, has a clear direction and artistic vision.

"Close to the Truth" stands out for its refined musical and textual work, encapsulating the band's dark style with finesse. Despite their current obscurity, with most online searches overshadowed by a similarly named Toby Keith movie, this album makes a strong case for The Broken Bridges' emerging presence in the progsphere. It's a polished, thoughtful work that should attract more listeners to the band's unique sound.

You can hear the stand-out tracks from “Close to the Truth” in rotation now at Prog Radio, as well as hear songs featured in both Monday’s and Tuesday’s “What’s New Proggy Cats?” show this week.

4 Stars

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Mar 22, 2024
49 min
Dreamland • The Secret • Nothing But the Truth • Modern World
Kevin Carmony
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