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ANGULAR PERCEPTIONS

Thought Chamber

 

Progressive Metal

3.48 | 70 ratings

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Drew
4 stars Thought Chamber is yet another progressive metal band in a very big sea- do they have what it takes to stand out? Hailing from Dallas Texas, (also home of the band Stride) I think they have a GREAT shot!

Premonition - A rocking starter, an intro song that settles into the next track

Sacred Treasure- The singing comes in here, (sounds quite a lot like Dream Theater's "Learning to Live", as you may hear) and it is pretty well done, the lead singer and the chorus blend very well. This track also shows you their wonderful musicianship and song-writing skills. They are one of few progressive metal bands that blend technical skills and music/melody to a core. Great song! 5/5

A Legend's Avalon This track is more singing based, leaving the music somewhat in the background until about 3 ½ minutes when the music gets going. (As I listen to this track, it is pretty obvious they are influenced by Dream Theater's use of Synthesizer sounds, and Guitar technique. (I know, I know, comparing another band to Dream Theater.) This song is OK. Nothing bad, nothing great 3/5

Balance of One- Nice balance of music with vocals. This band does a great job of intertwining the two. Almost sense some Rob Halford with some of the vocal notes hit. (This may be a good or bad thing for you) A very nice bridge and solo section makes this a nice song. 4/5

Mr. Qwinkle's Therapy- Possible highlight of the album? Great instrumental. These guys can flat out PLAY. 5/5

Transmigration of Souls- Great intro, very cool song- does net up through the entirety. These guys play intelligent, crafty music!! 5/5

God of Oblique- Another cool song, perhaps not as good as the previous tracks, but good none the less. Part of me wants this band to do more instrumentals! It seems this band is at its best when the band is playing, and the singing it put on hold. 3/5

Silent Shore- like the title may suggest- this is a slower song. The women will dig this one  Not bad- cool guitar work. 4/5

Accidentally on Purpose- like any prog metal band, after a slower, softer track, Thought Chamber decides to get back to what they do very well, play some harder stuff! Great track, one of my favorites! (Instrumental) Pieces of Gordian Knot and Liquid Tension here. 5/5

A Mind Beyond- This is a nice ending track, making me want a follow up album as soon as possible. 4/5

Angular Perceptions is outstanding considering that it is a debut for the band. While it is excellent, it is not essential. A must for fans of Liquid Tension, Gordian Knot, Dream Theater, and others. Again, this is excellent material!

4 stars easy.

Drew | 4/5 |

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