Discipline - Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (10/10)

Detroit area prog rockers Discipline have appeared on many international music critics’ “best of” lists for their groundbreaking shows and albums. This latest work is, perhaps, their most focused and accessible yet. Frontman and primary songwriter Matthew Parmenter has a lyricism that walks the line between cryptic and whimsical. “The Body Yearns” has a spirited self analytical vibe a la VDGG’s Peter Hammill and “Life Imitates Art” contains an indelible sing-a-long chorus reminiscent of latter-day Bowie. The album concludes with the multitiered masterpiece “Burn the Fire Upon the Rocks.”

Lasers Edge
Producer: Matthew Parmenter