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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.58 | 14 ratings

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4 stars Grown up sound from youthful source

Sub-genre: Tech/Extreme Prog-Metal (Tech/Extreme fits fine, "metal" may be a bit of a limiting descriptor for their sound. Think I heard the term "Geekmetal" thrown around)
For Fans of: Probably works good for Don Cabellero fans, instrumental
Vocal Style: None
Guitar Style: Varying levels of overdrive/distortion, never to a dominating level familiar to most metal. Neat use of vibratos and chorusing effects
Keyboard Style: None
Percussion Style: Standard rock set, busy beats
Bass Style: Electric picked
Other Instruments: none

Summary: This Philadelphia based band fits the definition of "Power Trio" very appropriately. This young group of musicians embraces the challenging world of instrumental music within a genre dominated by bands that typically have a vocalist as the focal point of the group. That they are able to pull off compelling work without words to provide cohesion is quite a triumph. Compositions are extremely tight in musicianship, yet maintain a mature openness and stylistic wisdom. No one in this trio becomes overbearing, the teamwork is quite rare. While this band has taken on a "Metal" tag, the sounds of Kevin Hufnagel's guitar very rarely take on the typical ultra-gated crunch distortion that is the primary characteristic of the "Metal' sound. Hufnagel embraces numerous sounds with a strong taste for sustained harmonics, chorused arpeggios and occasional warm bluesy tones. The structure is rhythmically quite often reminiscent of Rush without the cheesy radio element. Not without dissonance, but never far from resolution. Recording quality is not the greatest, but quite excellent for what is essentially and independent project.

Final Score: Highly intelligent and aurally wise compositions for such a youthful trio. Only slight nuances separate this album from masterpiece status. 4 stars

Tapfret | 4/5 |


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