Top 10 Verbal Delirium SongsAs with their Greek origins, it should be no surprise the crossover prog band Verbal Delirium does not get much attention even from general communities of prog fans. Alas, here I am, as I claim them to be one of my favorite modern prog bands, and one of the most underrated of the decade. Although, I can understand why they get little attention, as even though they've been active for almost 20 years they've only ever released two albums as of now, both in the 2010s.
That doesn't stop me from appreciating their sound and library. Otherwise, I wouldn't be making such a list now. This is a list of what I consider the best songs from this heavily obscure progressive band. Hopefully the list can broaden your taste in music a little more.
The Top Ten
Certainly an adventurous and daring song, that's bound to get you moving one way or another when you hear it. Heck, this is the song that got me into the band in the first place.
At 13 minutes, this is their longest song, and certainly holds a much more emotional feel than its title may suggest. As it's going to be a common trend with VD songs mentioned, this song can be seen as quite a dark or somber song with the accompaniment of the saddening feeling.
This song fits perfectly in a drama/action type movie. It flows so well and has a great transition through different sections, whether each section is trying to give off a sad feel, a happy feel, or an intense one.
The combination of instrumentals in this song are a little odd, but for a crossover progressive band, this can generally be excused. I find this to be quite a fun song as it progresses through each second.
This song has a combination of numerous different music sounds and feelings, and considering the band being crossover prog, it should be no surprise that this works out beautifully. Elements from symphonic prog, jazz, futuristic, etc., all coming together to make one amazing tune.
Coming from the album of the same name, So Close and Yet So Far Away is a tune with a great adventurous feeling to it. This vibe would obviously make the song a lot more enjoyable, and can even potentially get you through a hard time.
As I mentioned, this song is one of their darker tunes, as the title could possibly suggest. Yet at the same time, I find it to be a very emotional tune, and one with a lot of meaning potentially behind it.
I suppose this song is somewhat fitting for Halloween, as it has that dark/somber vibe that's common within VD songs. Alas, even if it sounds somewhat unnerving, it's still a fun song to listen to.
This song is one powerfully emotional song. I think the combination of the piano and the beautiful vocals works so well and makes for one hell of a song to listen to.
This song is another dark and emotional one, which certainly resonates with the general feel of the album. Plus, that guitar solo is great. Just...amazing. It's like the guitar is truly expressing emotions within its sound.