The Form Of Good is the second release from Deluge Grander. I became aware of the band through Dan Brittonís other band Birds & Buildings. Dan handles the keyboards and is the brainchild of both bands. Joining Dan are Dave Berggren (guitars), Brett díAnon (bass) and Patrick Gaffney (drums). Thereís also extra musicians that add a more classical feel to the music this time around. I had a chance to hear their first album August In The Urals and hear a natural progression of the compositions.
On The Form Of Good, you can hear evidence of the first album as well as similarities to Birds & Buildings, while having itís own identity. The music is both serene and adventurous which should appeal to fans of symphonic progressive music as well as those that desire a more avant slant. The album has a dare I say has an almost soundtrack feel, perhaps for a film score to a classic gothic horror movie.
The Form Of Good easily gets my vote for top favorite album of 2009. This album by far was one of the more enjoyable to listen to. Itís definitely a keeper and one to revisit, often! If you enjoyed Danís previous works, then this is a no brainer for me to give a high recommendation.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on July 24th, 2009