This is a cracking album with wonderful lyrics, musicianship and outstanding vocals and it could have so easily passed me by. I was fortunate enough to receive this offering in time to allow me to witness this band in a live setting and can promise you that these guys can really cut it.
Prog has always been a weird beast, but one which has largely been tamed in recent years. With the "Sign of the Crow" album, David Cross has proven what can be achieved when you re-ignite the fire in its belly.
They are a graceful, powerful unit. Starfall shows off their signature style with its tricky, knuckle-busting riffs, with beats dropped hither and thither, before they all pull together to back Jinian Wilde’s warm, soaring vocal melodies. Cross’s violin solo is so flamboyant and intense, one can imagine him sprouting horns.
"This is unquestionably one of the most beautiful violin albums I've ever come across, and one of the best albums so far this year.