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Frost* live review - Montgomery Hall, Wath Upon Dearne

Live Review

Venue: Montgomery Hall, Wath Upon Dearne

Frost* and Kiama prog out in Yorkshire.

Ironically the Montgomery Hall played host to Frost* for the final show with original drummer Andy Edwards several years ago, leader Jem Godfrey dissolving the band soon afterwards. The current version return to Yorkshire on the back of their long-awaited third album, and Edwards is here too, albeit with his new project Kiama alongside keyboardist Rob Reed (Magenta), guitarist Luke Machin (Maschine/The Tangent) and The Reasoning vocalist Dylan Thompson. Kiama’s stock-in-trade is a mostly mellow brand of neo prog, of which Reed’s cinematic synth chords are the backbone, leaving plenty of airspace for drums and guitar to cut through when required. Cold Black Heart and the rousing Slip Away are highlights, guest vocalist Tesni Jones adding top end to Thompson’s rich vocal. The honest frontman admits to channelling Floyd’s Animals for the atmospheric Muzzled, which is the set highlight.

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