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Arch / Matheos


Progressive Metal

4.08 | 308 ratings

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3 stars The debut album from a project with Jim Matheos and John Arch. Both with a past from Fates Warning. Both are veterans in the scene.

A tiger does not change stripes over night. This project continues down the Fates Warning alley. In other words; this is progressive metal. Old style progressive metal with guitars, bass, vocals and drums. Cascades of guitars, to be more precise. Both rhythm and solo guitars. The bass also rumbles on like an avalanche. The drums is also very much present. John Arch's vocals is an acquired taste. But I find these slightly high pitched vocals rather OK. The songs are epic and varied too. They are long with an average lenght of almost nine minutes.

The album starts with the very good riffs in Neurotically Wired. A song that is the best of the whole album. It continues with five reasonable good songs. Being a debut album from veterans in the scene, this album sets out their stall for future albums.

This is an album all progressive rock fans should check out. I am not that interested in this genre, but I find this album good. This project/band has potential, it is fair to say.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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