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THE PERILS OF TIME TRAVEL

Thank You Scientist

 

Crossover Prog

3.64 | 12 ratings

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Andy Webb
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Thank You Scientist is a new, inventive progressive rock band based out of New Jersey. The seven piece, even in the prime of their musical youth, have shown to be highly experienced and mature about the music they create, crafting memorable tunes full of fantastic musicianship and energetic appeal. Fusing countless styles into their inventive music, the EP, The Perils of Time Travel, shows signs of everything from pop punk to prog metal. The music is wonderfully dense, full of beautiful melody, strong rhythms, and great instrumentation. With the wide array of instruments present in the band, the band is able to easily develop an eclectic sound, with each of the various sounds presented by the musicians showing up in the fantastic music. One can really see how each of the members has their own influences and their own vision for venturing into the perilous musical realm.

The diversity of this music is easily one of its best traits. As I said, each of the composers obviously have far reaching influences that truly mesh into wonderful music. From the subtle harmonies to the sweeping musicianship of each of the members, the music is unique, fun, and a real blast to listen to. The band shows that they love the music they make and have a fantastic time performing it. Not only do they enjoy playing it, I enjoy listening to it, which makes it all the better. The five short tracks pack a great punch, and are absolutely wonderful pieces of music.

Of course at a prog listener's viewpoint, this album is quite popularly accessible. The band obviously wants someone to listen to their music, because without the catchy, poppy melodies the music would most likely be intense avant-garde rock (which to me isn't bad, but many people would disagree with that particular style). The fantastic progression mixed in to that poppy quality, however, truly makes this EP a fantastic gem in the Crossover world. Crossover is a genre known for its diversity, and this band truly adds to that wonderful dynamic.

Overall, I truly enjoyed listening to this album. The wonderful, mature quality of the music is truly amazing. The young band, even on their debut, shows an incredible sense of experience and maturity in recording in composition. Many new bands fall into the pitfall of amateurish production, weak composition, or just a very immature atmosphere. This album really avoids all of that to rise onto the same level as many of the experienced bands releasing material this year. Thank You Scientist has easily become one of my favorite new bands, and I highly anticipate new material from this band! 4 stars.

Andy Webb | 4/5 |

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