Crimson Roadmap - Chorus of Dreams EP
Stas Werno 16/04/2007
Being a big fan of The Cooper Temple Clause, the chance to review a new band who claim them as one of their main influences got me very keen on hearing how the energetic prog-punksters' sound might be taken to the next level.
Unfortunately The Crimson Roadmap take their influences a little too literally. They sound exactly like TCTC, only stripped of the synth textures that make the Reading mullets sound that much more unique. And so you are left with a band who, despite being able to play their instruments well and write a 'not bad' tune, come across as mostly bland and unoriginal. To progress any further they really need to find their own sound.