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PRISMA

Experimental/Post Metal • Switzerland


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Swiss based band PRISMA was founded in 2002, and after rehearsing for half a year gave their debut concert in the fall of the same year. The band decided to hone their craft by competing against other artists in various music contests, and at the end of 2003 they were deemed the best of 40 participating artists in a competition in Baden Switzerland, which amongst other happenings eventually resultetd in the band having their first concert outside of their native country.

From 2003 and onwards the band concentrated in being an active live act, writing, performing and fine-tuning their own compositions at the same time. At last the band decided they had enough good material to record a CD, and in 2006 their self-released album "Collusion" saw the light of day.

In 2007 Prisma got signed to Swiss label Galileo Records, and subsequently to US label Progrock Records, and continued their active touring schedule..

The band continues being active touring, and among the highlights for the band in 2008 was to participate in the Baja Prog Festival in Mexico and the "Night of Prog" festival in Loreley, Germany.

PRISMA'S music is chock full of technical finesse and psychedelic, hypnotic melodies, while still retaining it's heaviness.Highly recommended to progressive metal fans and TOOL fans in particular.

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Collusion, studio album (2006)
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PRISMA discography


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3.98 | 17 ratings
Collusion
2006
3.20 | 11 ratings
You Name It
2012

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 You Name It by PRISMA album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.20 | 11 ratings

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You Name It
Prisma Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Conor Fynes
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 'You Name It' - Prisma (6/10)

Though they may be on the opposite side of the Atlantic, Swiss act Prisma are disciples of one of the most significant American rock bands of the past twenty years. For anyone who has heard a minute of Prisma, you'll know the band in question is Tool, and if you've heard Tool, chances are you have a pretty strong opinion about them, for better or worse. Although this band's second album "You Name It" is well produced, performed, and even written, there's not a moment here where Prisma breaks free from that influence. Out of context, this is a talented act with some great sludgy art rock to offer, it's just a shame that they don't explore their own territory.

I understand that it's not fair to dismiss an act as a basic 'copy' of another; after all, every musician is a unique mix of influences and passions. The fact remains, however, that everything from the drums to the sludgy guitars, dark atmosphere and vocal range all screams Tool. As progressive rock goes however, it's not uncommon for bands to emulate their heroes. To their credit, Prisma manage to cut a relative par with Tool, circa their "Aenema" period. The drums comes across as a melting pot of metal aggression and near-hypnotic tribal rhythms. The guitar work is impressive, but not necessarily from a conventional measure. The riffs are based more on thick texture than any kind of technical precision. Although nothing here feels distinct or original, Prisma execute this sound very well.

Throughout "You Name It"s hour-length, Prisma do not change up their sound much, if at all. The compositions are typically rooted around the Alex Jones-type grunge riffs, and as a result of this, it's fairly difficult to tell these tracks apart from one another, although the song "Broker" would likely take my vote as a highlight, if there is one. In short, I can give Prisma a quick recommendation to any hardcore fan of Tool; if I haven't emphasized it enough, that band's sound is what you should expect here. The skill and finesse of their musicianship is certainly here, the personality isn't.

 Collusion by PRISMA album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.98 | 17 ratings

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Collusion
Prisma Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Prog-jester
Prog Reviewer

4 stars An European quartet learns to swim in TOOL waters. They make it really good, especially with tracks like "Over Bodies and Cases" and "Perseverance", which carry this remarkable TOOL vibe. I have no issues with bands that are heavily influenced with other bands, when the first ones are at least good musicians and composers. PRISMA are VERY good musicians and composers, sometimes it even frightens me how they managed to caught this "Aenima" feel to their own material. So, if you're into TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE, PORCUPINE TREE and dozens of other bands (not mentioning other TOOL fans like INDUKTI and MENISCUS), "Collusion" is a must . Highly recommended!
 Collusion by PRISMA album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.98 | 17 ratings

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Collusion
Prisma Experimental/Post Metal

Review by pepato

4 stars A solid debut. Devoted to the Tool cult, the swiss band plays a heavy dark hypnotic rock, based on psychedelic bass riffs and nervous voice, sustained by heavy and granitic guitar.

Though the influences are clear, they are not easy to isolate. The sound is defnitely raw, very clean, uncompromising: it reminds early Tool (Undertow), or the italian post-metal band Ophydian, but there's also something which recalls grunge bands from the 90s. But there's more underneath which keeps the band a little distant from the models. If they were not so dark, pulsing and reflective, one could think about a young re-incarnation of Mastodon.

The band doesn't show off its technical ability: substance overwhelms appearance. Essentials, I would say: the roots of the 4-element rock: drums, bass, guitar and voice. With simple bricks they build various and surprising buildings. And though the band keeps the pace of medium-length rock songs (we don't find 10-minutes prog suites here) they are never banal. Longing to hearing next.

To sum up in two words: raw and unpredictable.

EDIT 2010/02/05: I added one star, because the record seems to be more mature and complete than I thought at a first listening.

 Collusion by PRISMA album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.98 | 17 ratings

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Collusion
Prisma Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Swiss band Prisma serves up a highly intriguing musical mix on their debut Collusion.

Sounding not too unsimilar to Tool, they mix influences from indie rock such as REM with the heavier sounds of Black Sabbath and Soundgarden, as well as refined prog metal/thrash in the vein of Coroner. The tunes are sombre, intricate and slightly quirky; but at the same time accessible and melodic. Bass and drums dominate the verses, most times with atmospheric guitar use, and the guitar kicks in on the other parts of the tunes.

If you like Tool and similar bands, this disc should be high on your list of music to check out.

Thanks to TheProgtologist for the artist addition.

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