Posted on: June 30, 2013 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

What Could It Be? is the initial track on The Great Deception, and it provides ample background for listeners. Touching upon the Roswell alien crash, What Could It Be? links organic and human elements with a more tranc-y, out of this world instrumentation. Instructions immediately brings listeners into a style that fans of Styx and Utopia would appreciate. Seconds Before Landing touch upon a wide array of influences from the 60s (psychedelic), 70s (prog-rock), and even touch upon industrial (Nine Inch Nails) and hard rock.

They’re All Around You is a transitory track for The Great Deception, and showcases a reversal of fortune between the humans and the aliens. What was very much an Army operation in What Could It Be?, changes by the time that They’re All Around You begins.

Mikey Get Your Accordion is the penultimate track on The Great Deception, and showcases an introspective and touching side to Seconds Before Landing. The track links together two disparate elements of rock in the stylistic mash-up of Queensryche’s Silent Lucidity and David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The inclusion of a very authoritative and patrimonial vocals will appease fans of Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Alice Cooper’s role as Father Sun in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Pick up a copy of The Great Deception from Seconds Before Landing’s Bandcamp ( or on their iTunes; if you are a fan of rich instrumentation, an alluring store, or of rock generally, you will absolutely love The Great Deception.

Top Tracks: What Could It Be?, They’re All Around You, Mikey Get Your Accordion

Rating: 9.0/10


Seconds Before Landing The Great Deception CD Review / 2013 Self /


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