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From Montreal, Quebec, this band started in 2010 with Ludovick DAOUST (keyboards), Christian VALOIS (Bass), Renaud VIERO (drums), Vincent BRUNEAU, Marc BRAZEAU (guitar) and singer Simon SULLIVAN.They won the final in the Envol Macadam Festival which gave them the opportunity to play live at the Imperial in Quebec. The band album "Reminiscence" released in 2014 show a mature band that display the right amount of technique with strong compositions in a familiar territory similar to DREAM THEATER and CIRCUS MAXIMUS. The band is now inactive, but 3 members are writing some new material with their new band FRACTAL CYPHER. The music will cover a wider range of metal styles.

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Review by Hemis

5 stars I first listened this album when I saw it's album cover and felt curious about it. I listened to it and I really enjoyed it. Although I enjoy progressive rock/symphonic prog better, I like progressive metal with the condition that the record need to have power but also melody. And This album, 'Reminiscence' by Far from Reality has both.

1) Falter - Begins with a crescendo and the a nice riff that goes throughout the track. In the YT video there are comments about the not so good vocals but I don't feel the same, I enjoy it. It's one of my fav. tracks on the album. 4,9/5

2) Waiting - This second track is a great follow to the previous track. Opens with a riff as well and then goes slower, you can hear keyboards which is very great. A lot of metal bands don't even know what it is.. At this point was determined to listen the whole thing even if I didn't like the following tracks. Ah by the way, really liked the solo and how it fades into the next song. 4,9/5

3) Reminiscence

Part I (Lost) - So far the hardest entry, I really enjoy this song. It's my fav on the album due to the power and the amazing keyboards! The voice enters and it's just so well with the instrumental.. A very well worked track indeed. Then there's a moment around 19:39 - 20:00, it's just perfect, at least for me. I really like it especially as a second listen. And it's because it antecipates an even perfecter (? ;) moment! (20:00 - 20:15 more or less). Then the riff appears again and the solo and the chorus (that part I believe) jumps in again.. Just perfect! Ah let's not forget about the piano solo at the end.. It's just a amazing melody, sad and that connects with the last song as well as the Part II. For the part I - 6/5 xb

Part II (Regrets) - It's a ballad, a perfect follower for the final of 'Lost'. And if you don't like the vocals.. listen to this one, is short, its sadness catches you, at least me! 4,9/5

Part III (Home) - Opens as the last one ended.. and then is rises, slowly as the solo begins.. pure bliss for my ears! 4,7/5

6) Abyss - I like this track, but it's not as good as the first half-hour of the album.. not much to say actually.. just doesn't do the same for me. However, the ending is quite amazing.. the last 4 mins or so.. that solo.. 4,5/5

7) Agony - Agony opens with a scary riff, amazing xb i like how heavy it gets in the middle of the song and then calms.. when that guitar enters (around 47:42).. my fav moment in the music ;) until the end is just awesomeness. 4,6/5

8) - Summer Sunrise Melancholy - Abyss and Agony, however very good, are the lower points in the album.. This last track, is one of the best.. no doubts. The piano dominates the entire track bringing a very beautiful feeling of sadness.. It's a 5/5

I think this album is really a winner.. a very good debut, very mature and very nice to listen to. 5 stars from me ;)

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