LA-based band Dream Alive are Karan Parakh (lead guitar, vocals), Nik Phoeniks (lead vocals, keyboards), Ramon Ryder (rhythm guitar, vocals)
and Martin Fredriksson (bass) with tapped drum talents of David Myers (Frank Ocean, John Mayer).
They wrote, recorded, self-produced and mastered their EP "Drifting Away" in less than four weeks.
The Ep starts with the song "Drifting away" and this song is truly amazing and is my personal favourite on the EP.
It has a lot of Pink Floyd sound in it and the vocals and instrumental work match perfectly in mood and tone.
The second song "What We're Looking For" is a beautiful piece of melodic music and it is highlighted by great guitar work.
Once again we can find some influences from Pink Floyd and Kansas and nothing about this song is disappointing.
The keyboards are perfect, thoroughly enjoyable and the song is quite ambient and relaxing with a progressive sphere.
The third song "Time To Go" is more of a melodic rock song with cool classic rock riffs and the band shows that the have the right feeling for some
melodic rock music as well.
The Ep ends with the song "War In The Sky", a song that starts really atmospheric with sounds and scapes echoing from the past and the band comes together as a whole in this song showing that they know what they're doing together and the guitar work really shines on this song.
Dream Alive show their skills through perfect collaboration on every track on this great EP and
this is a solid band with good musicians, they can all play their instruments very skilfully and they all hold a very high level of quality on the entire EP.
So overall this is a really great EP and Dream Alive does an amazing job making it flow with nice melodic rock and beautiful harmonies and this EP is worth checking out if you like classic and progressive rock bands like Pink Floyd and Kansas.