After Crying

After Crying is a one of the first of the modern progressing rock bands I came across in the mid 1990s (the second wave of prog). From Hungary and established in 1986.

it’s more towards the explicitly contemporary classical music style. A lot of the music uses acoustic symphonic instruments, with electric bass, guitar and drums thrown in.

The first album I got was De Profundis (1996)

This starts with choral singing, then quickly morphs into a more dark dramatic tone. Most of the albums are similar, however the best are :

Bootleg Symphony (2000)

which is more of a Symphonic piece, and ‘Struggle For Life” (1999)

A sprawling 2 CD, mostly live recording that ends with John Wetton singing Starless.