The US band STRANGE LAND returns with a new CD titled ‘Blaming season’, which sounds very much like an independent release, so do not expect a full production sound like on the bigger labels, because for instance the drumsound is sounding very thin. On the other hand, the music sounds quite nice, powerful Progressive Metal with good strong vocals, kinda like FATES WARNING. Most of the 8 songs are quite lengthy, with as highlights “Obliquity”, “In a mind” and “Alone we go” (best song, very good, a la ENCHANT). I think if the band would go into a big studio with a big producer it all would sound much better, because now this is just a standard independent sounding Progressive Metal release. More info at: and you can buy the CD through

(Points: 7.8 out of 10)