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3.54 | 21 ratings

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4 stars Quandary is a a very promising young progressive metal band from Brisbane, Australia. They release so far a single album in 2010 named Ready to fail and can be bought only digital from their official web site. Well, what a great debute these guys manage to release, as previous reviewer said the instrumental section are quite impressive, each musician is top notch showing great potential in this field. Some highlits are Illusion Of Progress, mid middle of the piece being simply killer, the instrumental arrangenets are brilliant, the voice is just ok for me, not only on this piece but overall, and I thiunk the weakest parts og the album, second great tune is the instrumental Umbra, kick ass all the way, the guitar and keybords are fantastic each one combining one into other with great ease and fantastic ingenuosity. The album ends with two long pieces Cloud Shapes , again great and the longest one of the album the closer Stepping Stones, nearly 21 min of sheere beauty, beggining in a slow tempo very similar with Pink Floyd and developed into a great progressive metal piece with complex and yet melodic parts, well constructed and very well played. So, overall is another of those albums that are somewhere between 3 and 4, I'll go with 4 this time, because the better sections are in abigger quantity then the weakest one and aswell they desearve to be more wider know , at least from prog metal zone. This is a great debute that must be praised more. Unfortunatly as far as I know they disbanded a year after in 2011.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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