Exposé Online banner

Opram — Live
(Musea FGBG 4782, 2008, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2009-07-01

Live Cover art

Opram is a young French band that plays a blend of heavy metal and progressive rock. After releasing their first disc in 2005 the band decided to issue a performance recorded November 25, 2006 in Gap, France as their second outing. There are five songs lasting about 30 minutes and two bonus video songs. These guys rock hard, but unfortunately it all sounds the same to me with very little variation. In fact I played the disc in my car and failed to notice that it had reached the end and started over again with track one. The two video tracks are a bit hidden on the disc. You have to know that they are there and then open the disc and drill down a couple of directories to locate the two .wmv files. The videos are interesting and show that the band does put on a good show with lasers and smoke, but for me the music is still in the same boring vein as the other five live tracks. Perhaps my lack of interest comes from not understanding the French lyrics. It is obvious that their fans adore the band, but it may be a regional thing. This band is not for me.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 37, 2008 releases

Related artist(s): Opram

Latest news

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santan, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more

2020-04-23
Shindig Festival Goes Lock-Down – Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25. » Read more

2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Green Milk from the Planet Orange - He's Crying "Look" & City Calls Revolution – This Japanese trio really does seem to hail from another planet. While there are echoes of psychedelic German jams from the 70s and alternative noise acts of the 80s, the mixture is thoroughly unique....  (2006) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues