Shearwater – ‘Breaking The Yearlings’

Better than their 2010 release, but still not great

[a]Shearwater[/a]’s ‘The Golden Archipelago’ in 2010 was a record so dull it had to be sleeved in a cover recalling the final scenes of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy where Gandalf goes off to die in a big canoe. Though cut from the same Games Workshop-AOR cloth as all their stuff, ‘Breaking The Yearlings’ does at least bring the thunder to match its beardy prog musings, and as such we doff our Viking hats to it.

Alex Denney