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This is a four piece American band that plays instrumental progressive rock. They were formed in 2012 with drummer Rikki DAVENPORT, guitarist Mark ILAUG, bassist Kyle LUND and keyboardist Chris MALMGREN. They came together with diverse and complex backgrounds and musical influences. Initially the band was supposed to have a vocalist, but he didn't show up at the recording sessions. Beyond the Visible Light was recorded in 5 days and is a adventure with many colors and textures. They show some influences from many bands of the 70's Prog Rock scene with some intrusion in the Jazz Rock genre. Their debut "Beyond the Visible" Light was released in 2014 and is an adventurous listening journey with many colors and textures. In 2015 they released "Fantasy Absent Reason" (vinyl) continuing on the path of sonic textures and soundscapes. Together they have a common goal; to create and perform powerful, colorful, interesting and sonically descriptive music, engaging and pushing forward on the musical journey.

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2014
3.79 | 16 ratings
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 Fantasy Absent Reason by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.79 | 16 ratings

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Fantasy Absent Reason
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by FragileKings
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Ovrfwrd

With great apologies to Ovrfwrd, I am at last posting a review of their 2015 release "Fantasy Absent Reason" many months after I agreed to listen to the album and write a review. I have been listening to the album over the last few months and at least on a couple of occasions had decided that I would write a review once I got home only to find I had other things awaiting my attention.

So what do we have here? An instrumental album of 5 tracks running about 44 minutes. The instrument line up is electric guitar, piano and synthesizer, bass, and drums and percussion. There's some harpsichord at the beginning and flute later on. As the band doesn't need to be concerned with fiddling with lyrics or finding someone qualified to sing them, the musicians can concentrate on creating music to captivate and hold interest.

The title track opens the album with over sixteen minutes of shifting between heavy guitar and piano and brief atmospheric interludes. Take note of the drummer as he earns a spot in the limelight in the more dramatic moments. Listening to the track right now, I'm following all the shifts and changes in nuance; however, many times as I walked between my house and the train station (about a 35-minute walk) my mind wandered and I missed a lot of interesting moments.

"Brother Jack McDuff" comes across as an early seventies jam number. There's organ and again that drummer is holding down his seat really well. A good rollicking nostalgic bit of music.

"Dust Nova" begins quite serenely before picking up the pace. The main theme appears to be a simple piano chord progression backed by a rapid guitar melody and a busy drum rhythm. This reiterates as the music gradually builds in drama with the guitar melody being replaced by heavy chords. I'm reminded a little of Pelican here, though the sound of Ovrfwrd is distinctly different. The music returns to its simple beginning with cascading piano notes over effective percussion and clean, wavering, strummed guitar chords.

"Utopia Planitia" is a dramatic track with some savage flute following some wild playing of the band. As with other tracks, the pace changes with some easier sailing sections while others are more active and unsettled. There's room for guitar and keyboard solos and some ominous moods created by heavy guitar and rhythm while a spacey synthesizer weaves through the calamity. I'd say this is a good place to start if you want a feel for the album.

"Creature Comforts" brings the album to a close with a slow and carefully tread opening that yields to an eighties hard rock style of finger plucked chords. The track is pleasant but ends rather soon.

I think the band have done a good job of creating an instrumental album that's not too long and includes music that is not too complex but has still received careful attention. The use of piano, drums and percussion, and heavy guitar create some terrific moments of both drama and beauty, and the band are sure to include moments for cooling down and taking it easy.

Despite the 44-minute length, this almost feels like an EP. The album begins with a long track and closes with a brief and more laid back track. I feel as though two tracks are missing, perhaps one at each end. The lengthy instrumental opening the album seems to soon and the final track wraps up the album with less ceremony than seems fitting. The music is not as complex or involved as my recent preferences have been, but for something that allows you to feel energy, mood, and atmosphere in a rock instrumental format, this is rather a decent album. Three and a half stars.

 Fantasy Absent Reason by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.79 | 16 ratings

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Fantasy Absent Reason
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by memowakeman
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4 stars The second and most recent studio album by US band Ovrfwrd arrived to my ears thanks to the kindness of keyboard man Chris Malmgren, who I thank for it. This second album has the name of Fantasy Absent Reason and has just as the debut, five tracks, the first is a long 17-minute epic, tracks 2 and 5 are the shorter ones, while 3 & 4 have that 8-9 minute range that the songs of the first album had. The running time is around 46 minutes here.

And well, they decided to open with the majestic title track "Fantasy Absent Reason", an ambitious composition full of energy, explosions, changes and loads of prog rock elements. The first two minutes are bombastic, first with a harpsichord, and later a heavy and powerful sound produced by Malmgren's keyboards, who seems to be free to create whatever he wants to create, which means keyboard followers will have a feast here; just before the fourth minute arrives, an extraordinary guitar solo appears, taking the leadership for a while, while bass, drums and organ keep low profile as background. Just as I learnt on the first album, their instrumental music is full of contrasts so one can be listening to soft and delicate music but a minute later it turns out to be aggressive, heavier, but always enjoyable. There is a clear Crimsonian feeling on some moments here, but well, which band does not have King Crimson blood? And well, the song progresses, increases the energy, decreases the rhythm, makes a lot of changes but it is always (I repeat, always) interesting, so those 17 minutes run without any piece of trouble, everything good.

"Brother Jack McDuff" is one of the shorter tracks here, and again what first caught my attention was the sound of keyboards, its sound has that 70s vibe but I believe it is clear the band comes from the XXI century. Some bluesy hints here, but the lush keyboards keep the symphonic spirit, though later guitars appear with a marvelous solo. This is a wonderful song that due to its length could be named as single and could work as an introductory track to Ovrfwrd's world. "Dust Nova" has a much softer sound, delicate guitars, bass and drums for the first three minutes, just before they become more aggressive and provide much power. Guitars create several notes and sounds, always producing nuances that make the listener pay attention until the very end. The drumming here is also wonderful in all parts, in the aggressive ones and also in the softer ones. Great track!

"Utopia Planitia" brings a new element to the road: flute. And man, thank you for it! The addition of the flute brings new textures and colors than let the listener explore into different musical realms, so the band took advantage of that new element to create a magnificent composition, where Wobbler meets Anekdoten meets King Crimson. As usual, there are different passages or episodes in this one song, so later we can enjoy another great guitar solo than when it finishes, it opens the gates to keyboard fiesta. The song has in fact elements of several bands of the scene, besides the previously mentioned, I could say some Opeth and Porcupine Tree hints are perceived here. An exquisite tune, indeed! The album finishes with "Creature Comforts" whose first minute has electric piano giving a jazzy feeling; later it becomes rockier and the song takes a new direction, and though it is great as always, I could say this is not my favorite at all.

What a great surprise has been listening to Ovrfwrd, so if you have the chance, please go and discover their music because it is worth it and a great addition to your prog rock collection. My final grade would be 4 stars.

Enjoy it!

 Beyond the Visible Light by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.72 | 10 ratings

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Beyond the Visible Light
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by memowakeman
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars One of the advantages of the internet, is that now it is easier to know new bands and projects because people recommend them to you, or because the same artist contacts you in order to introduce you to their music. This was the case of Ovrfwrd, a band from the United States that is entering to this prog rock realm and aims to be heard around the world, which is why keyboard player Chris Malmgren contacted me and introduced me to their two albums, thanks Chris. The debut album is entitled Beyond the Visible Light, released in 2014 which features 5 solid compositions that range from 8 to 11 minutes, making a total time of 47 minutes.

They create interesting instrumental prog rock that of course has some influences from 70s bands, however they have managed to create a fresh sound that purely belongs to this millennium. The album opens with the aggressive 'Can We Keep The Elephant?' which shows since the beginning that the band has a prog orientation and that the members are great on their respective instruments. It has several changes but always keeps a fast and exciting sound which in moments explodes and becomes even more powerful. They let us know their compositional skills here, because the song is simply great, a wonderful introduction to their music.

'Stones of Temperance' has a softer start, however little by little the intensity increases, adding some dark and somber motifs that create a dense atmosphere splendidly played by the piano. After three minutes there is a moment of silence, a stop, and then a new structure begins to be built up, adding some highs and lows with nice atmospheric keyboards contrasted by raw guitars. It is once again a great song that would appeal to any prog fan. The longest track is 'Raviji', a song that has some spacey atmospheres, heavy prog moments and even a sound that reminds me of Rush, mainly due to the guitars. This is a true progressive rock song, and there are parts that it will make you remember some older acts of this genre, also, Ovrfwrd manage to make several changes without losing the path, I mean, they never break the song to make it less interesting, no, all the changes keep us interested and waiting for a new surprise.

'The Man With No Shoes' is truly interesting, a salad of sounds, a roller-coaster of emotions exquisitely represented with energy and cadency, creating textures and notes that are closer to the jazzy side of rock, but also using some psych elements that give as a result this intrepid heavy progressive rock music. The last song is 'Darkest Star' which starts soft with guitar and synth, reminding me of some Crimsonian impros, or Fripp-alike soundscapes. Later as usual, the song morphs several times, giving us a great mixture of sounds that in the end could please any progressive rock fan.

An excellent debut album from this US band whose music has to be heard by more and more people, I hope so. My final grade, 4 stars,

Enjoy it!

 Beyond the Visible Light by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.72 | 10 ratings

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Beyond the Visible Light
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by Neu!mann
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The debut album by the Minneapolis band Ovrfwrd might not have been so impressive had the session gone as planned. But the 11th-hour loss of their vocalist (a literal loss: he never showed up at the recording studio) was a blessing in disguise to the embryonic group, suddenly reconfigured as a much stronger instrumental quartet.

Bands like Ovrfwrd express the higher ideals of Progressive Rock by honoring the adventurous spirit of the early 1970s, but in a modern vernacular more genuinely progressive than Prog. This is a group that insists on playing music requiring more than three working brain cells (to perform, and appreciate), at the same time making it sound entirely unforced.

First albums by new bands aren't supposed to be this adept. The oddly-titled "Can We Keep the Elephant?" is an assertive curtain-raiser, but the music really begins to gel in "Stones of Temperance", smoothly juxtaposing lovely unplugged moments against harder amplified sounds, in a heavy yet melodic workout highlighting the natural interplay between all four players.

The even more cinematic "Raviji", at eleven-plus minutes the album's longest track, is an obvious highlight, demonstrating the forceful energy of the quartet with enough variation in mood and emotion to fill several different songs (on several different albums). Ditto "The Man With No Shoes", and especially the slow but dramatic jam in its second half, achieving a sense of dramatic nuance most proggers yearn for but rarely attain.

The album was recorded more or less live in the studio, with discreet overdubs: a great way to maintain the essential energy and rapport of a genuine band. The songwriting is perhaps not as spontaneous as it would later become. Instead, this debut effort was all about the new ensemble asking, "Who are we? Where are we going with this?" (quoting ace drummer Rikki Davenport in a recent video interview). The answer was an exhilarating process of discovery, for the group and for listeners, before the epiphany of the "Fantasy Absent Reason" album, released a year later.

Their name may resemble a failed Scrabble hand: never a decent vowel when you need one. But Ovrfwrd succeeded in making a strong first impression, with better to come.

 Fantasy Absent Reason by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.79 | 16 ratings

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Fantasy Absent Reason
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by Neu!mann
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Describing the music of Ovrfwrd presents a welcome challenge, worthy of the music itself. The Minnesota quartet plays a muscular throwback style of rich, instrumental '70s rock, complex and exciting but without sounding retro in any way, all built around tightly woven Crimsonesque knots of electric guitars and keyboards: no vocals, and better off that way. It's no surprise that the group is currently touring in support of Tony Levin's STICK MEN trio, obvious kindred spirits offering an ironclad endorsement by association.

But calling it Heavy Prog only waves a hand in the general direction of the band's musical ambitions. There's plenty of finesse to match their unmistakable power: the slow, romantic vistas setting up "Dust Nova"; the elegant ambiance of "Creature Comforts". And is that a genuine flute I hear, augmenting the agitated intro to "Utopia Planitia"?

The extended title track at the top of the album is a declaration of principles, all by itself: only 16-minutes long (a blink of the eye, by Prog standards), but able to shift the listener's ears sideways around his head when played at a suitable volume (i.e. loud). Note the gentle harpsichord keyboard patch, before the power chords begin their relentless descent: a moment of pure Prog opposition, leading into a smoky after-hours organ vamp and another edgy guitar solo. Almost immediately we're grasping for toeholds on constantly shifting yet entirely comfortable terrain, in what has to be one of the more exciting album openers of the previous year.

All the music was tightly arranged, but the quartet knows how to jam as well, in an intuitive way that renders the effort all but invisible. Listen to the groovy "Brother Jack McDuff" (presumably named for '60s jazz organist and bandleader Eugene 'Jack' McDuffy), with its bluesy early Tull vibe, complete with quasi-woodwind keyboard setting. Here and elsewhere the music reveals an occasional jazzy accent, in this instance set to a swinging 3/4 time signature (except when it morphs gracefully to 11/16). But it certainly isn't Jazz.

And it isn't quite Rock either, despite the unmistakable Hard Rock authority of the songwriting and performances. My advice is to stop fussing about labels (a difficult task, for any true Proghead) and simply enjoy the music. Even without the necessary vowels, Ovrfwrd is one of those rare bands able to challenge a listener's expectations, and thus offer legitimate hope for an increasingly dumbed-down millennium.

 Fantasy Absent Reason by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.79 | 16 ratings

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Fantasy Absent Reason
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by Progrussia

4 stars It is hard to write good lengthy instrumental heavy prog music, as opposed to say, instrumental post rock music. But these guys pull it off. The sound on Fantasy Absent Reason is sometimes playful, but more often brooding, early 70s retro, with a buzzy guitar and vintage-sounding keys. Points of reference would be familiar - the likes of King Crimson, Rush and even the Allman Brothers Band, So , the band plays at the intersection of heavy rock, blues and fusion, which I guess would be safest way to do it, but also audibly most accessible. Best songs the starter, 16-minute title track, the happy and jam-like Brother Jackj McDuff, and Utopia Planitia, which is probably the most complex track, with a flute added to the beginning and the end of the song.
 Fantasy Absent Reason by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.79 | 16 ratings

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Fantasy Absent Reason
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by LakeGlade12

4 stars 4.3 Stars. A big step up from their debut!

Ovrfwrd are an all-instrumental Prog band that play on the heavier side of the spectrum. Their first album "Beyond the Visible Light" showed their potential very well, with very high quality musicianship and the ability to switch from one heavy theme to another. However they had a few significant shortcomings that needed to be addressed; mainly that their songs were too similar in style and composition, and their quieter sections were not as developed and did not fit in as well with the rest of the songs. Fortunately on their second album they have managed to almost completely deal with these two negatives. Each of the five songs on the album has its own flavour and there not any big weak spots within the compositions.

The album starts with the title track which is also the longest song on the album, clocking in at nearly 17 min. It's here where the improvements to their songwriting is very clear to see. Unlike the previous album they take the time to develop each of the melodies they introduce and are careful to make sure they connect well with the previous melody. This allows them to slowly build on the intensity naturally which reaches its crescendo at around 14 min. Overall this is the most impressive song the band have created so far and it feels like a complete epic that justifies its length.

The next song "Brother Jack McDuff" is completely different to the last song and is almost completely devoted to one melody which the band plays around with. The track has a jam like quality to it, but despite the noodling it never goes into self-indulgence but instead sounds like a band having a lot of fun. Another great song and at this point the band have not really put a foot wrong.

Unlike the other two songs "Dust Nova" starts quietly with abstract guitar, piano and drums. They then introduce a peaceful tune which is given plenty of time to develop before they increase the intensity. Again this is a noticeable difference between their first and second album. On the first the soft and heavy sections would not have matched very well, but here they make sure their is a strong synchrony between the two which makes the development of the song seem much more organic and natural. Unlike most of their songs they do not reach a peak in their intensity and let the energy fade until they go back to the free-flow playing at the start of this song.

"Utopia Planitia" is the heaviest track on the album and has a more metal feel to it instead of hard-rock. They use wind instruments on the first part of the song to give it more Eastern feel, which works well. Midway though the song they introduce a great mid-tempo theme that shows off the tightness of band. Eventually they up the drama and go into full Prog-Metal territory, but as with all the previous songs everything feels natural and not over-done.

Up to this point this album was not far away from the 5 star zone, but sadly their last track "Creature Comforts" is definitely the weakest. Unlike any previous Ovrfwrd song there is no heaviness to be found and is meant to be a bit more gentle and pop-like. The problem lies in a few melodies they repeat over and over which are quite dull and grating to listen to.

Despite the weaker ending this is a excellent album and a huge improvement over their first. There is lots of first- class ideas and playing to be found here and the compositions are sound. If they keep improving at this rate then they will certainly become a big name in the future. This is a very solid 4 star album and I will be keeping an eye out for their future releases as a fan instead of a causal reviewer.

 Fantasy Absent Reason by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.79 | 16 ratings

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Fantasy Absent Reason
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Ovrfwrd - this young and quite talented band (with a strange name) from USA issued so far 2 albums. Their latest to date from 2015 is named Fantasy absent reason, and I think is the most intresting from the two released so far. They play instrumental prog rock with emphasis on keyboards and guitar as might be expected. Influences can be traced from mid to late 70s prog, also some jazzy passages are present, in the end the music are colorful and quite good most of the time with complicated parts . As I said the album is good from start to finish, but I can't saying is very creative or original, only played corectly and with power. The main attraction is Chris Malmgren's keyboards, at least for me. Dust nova I think is the highlight here. So, finaly, a well rounded release from this band, but I think is needed some improvements here and there, because, at least for me, some pieces are to many times sounding like a jam band without a clear direction. 3 stars for sure

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3.79 | 16 ratings

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Fantasy Absent Reason
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by Kjarks

4 stars These musicians are ambitious, very ambitious musically. This is far from a failure. This second opus is a continuation of the first in terms of instrumental skill and song structure.

With its constant changes of rhythm, its increases in intensity, the music is never tiresome, at any time you do not feel fatigue or need for lyrics.

Fantasy Absent Reason" is impressive, alternating quiet moments traced by the keyboards, more especially the piano which sometimes operates in a free jazz spirit, and then very strong moments of tension with dominant and tortured guitar riffs recalling Robert Fripp. Then the piece becomes torrential, the guitar reaching a level of intensity that can remind Petrucci, while the piano seems to sow its notes in a space beyond reason. A brief lull leads the piece to a very rhythmic final. Obviously, these musicians know how to prevent the listener from a soporific comfort and they keep him careful and excited.

"Brother Jack McDuff" possesses a pretty vintage feeling : a rhythm section with an evident jazz-blues orientation, a very "1970's" organ, an aggressive guitar, all that reminds old memories and, suddenly, the musicians offer us a beautiful part of virtuosity.

"Dust nova" is a splendid piece with a more linear construction, but throughout which the intensity increased as a drama which is being prepared and finally occurs until a tension peak which finally falls, leaving us voiceless. Remarkable !

"Utopia Planitia" is probably the most complex track, the most difficult to assimilate fully, so the richest in my opinion. At least that's how it appears to me after three plays, from its beginning dominated by the beautiful flights of a flute, to the heavy final reminiscent of King Crimson "Lark's tongue" and "Red" with a relentless rhythm section and the repetitive riffs of a very "frippian" guitar while, however, the flute flies wildly.

Finally "Creature comforts" is the most accessible piece, almost too accessible ! A nice guitar in the Al di Meola way plays a minute before a curious and cheerful electronic theme. The musicians show here simplicity, perhaps to prove that they also know how to play in a most common way !

I think this record diserves between 4 and 4,5 stars according to Progarchives criters. I wish I could give it a more precise note that would highlight its qualities. But I highly recommend this CD to the fans of King Crimson and Dream Theater as well but also more widely to all lovers of elaborated musical structures and great musicianship.

 Beyond the Visible Light by OVRFWRD album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.72 | 10 ratings

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Beyond the Visible Light
Ovrfwrd Heavy Prog

Review by LakeGlade12

3 stars 3.0 Stars. Biting off more than they can chew, but clearly talented.

I was introduced to this band a few weeks ago when one of their members kindly offered their two albums for review. I decided to start off with their debut so I could see how they progressed to their more recent album. Ovrfwrd are a all-instrumental band that prefer to stay in the hard rock area most of the time, although they are capable of being quite relaxed as well as going into metal from time to time.

Their first album is quite ambitious for a debut, with it containing 5 songs all ranging from 8-11 minutes in length. Writing complex instrumental music that can tie in all the different sections to make one coherent epic 5 times in a row is certainly not easy. They do however succeed mostly in a two of their songs but the rest tends to have one or two weak parts that does not work. That being said each song has at least something that is enjoyable, and its clear the band have an eye for not only complex instrumentals but making it catchy as well which is very important for the long term enjoy ability of this album.

Things start very positively with the opening of "Can We Keep the Elephant?" which has a very strong hard-rock hook to instantly grab your attention. They play around with this theme for a good 2 and a half minutes, adding a subtracting instruments to keep things varied. Things slow down significantly and get very calm and atmospheric before the tempo picks up and a new rock theme is introduced, followed by a reprise of the opening theme and more experimentation. This layout of songwriting is very typical for the whole album and in theory is a good formula to be using. The rock themes blend very well together and they are capable of switching from one high temp melody to another with little difficulty. Where the piece struggles is transitioning from load to quiet and vise- versa, and its not until their next album that they fix this problem.

"Stones of Temperance" Is one of the most successful songs on the album, with them starting quietly but with a dark piano driven atmosphere. They slowly increase the intensity of the main melody using electric guitars and thundering drums which reaches a climax at 3 min. Things settle for a while with them being more relaxed and lower in energy before they slowly get load again. They show off their very strong instrumental abilities for the first time here and its clear how talented they are. I think the reason why this song works better than the last is that they for the most part stick with one musical idea and fully expand on it instead of adding and dropping ideas, which makes for a more coherent song.

"Raviji" is the longest song on the album and it starts with a quite lazy jam-like intro with the band bursting out musical ideas and then shrinking back again. At around 2 min things really get going with a solid and steady rock instrumental which is fairly catchy followed by another longer lasting rock theme. At around 6 minutes they temporally settle down for around 40 seconds before going into full attack again. The quiet part is again where they are musically at their weakest as this interlude adds nothing to the piece but merely breaks up the song and makes it less coherent.

"The Man With No Shoes" is for me the weakest song on the album, although this may partly be due to it sounding too similar to the first and third song i.e hard rock for the first 5 minutes, a soft and fairly dull interlude and then hard rock to finish with them repeating the opening theme. It also has the weakest connections between different sections of the song. But as with the other songs the instrumentation is strong and the opening and closing theme always have a good memorable hook so its not a poor track.

Things finish with "Darkest Star" which fortunately breaks the mold of the album and sees them going in a more metal direction. They start quietly and unlike elsewhere in the album this part is fully enjoyable in its own right. They begin the song by combining a spacey electric guitar and synths with some more classical arrangements to good effect, and not only that they fully expand on this section for a appropriate amount of time. Halfway though the song they add heavy elements which is slowly allowed to build until they create an intense metal maelstrom. Along with track two this song is one of the main highlights and is up to the quality of their next album.

"Beyond the visible light" is an ambitious album which unfortunately does not get everything right, but it clearly shows their talent and what they are capable of achieving. The main issues come from how they deal with the quiet sections of their songs and making each track distinguishable for each other. The good news is that they sort out all of these teething problems in their next release and produce a very strong second album. So I would strongly recommend getting their second album first before going for this one. There are still lots of things to enjoy here, especially in the heavier moments so its well worth a listen. 3 stars seems like the perfect rating for this album, a good first effort!

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