Header
Seventh Dimension - Circle Of Life CD (album) cover

CIRCLE OF LIFE

Seventh Dimension

 

Progressive Metal

4.18 | 8 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Progrussia
4 stars An impressive debut, but not without growing pains.

The band on their web page describe their influences as Dream Theater, Symphony X, Kamelot, Seventh Wonder and a few others (I would add Stratovarius to that). And this is pretty much what you get - an accessable mix of prog, melodic, symphonic and gothic metal. Without it coalescing into something original. But I attribute that to their early stage of development as a band. I have much hope because the mastermind - guitarist Luca dele Fave - is obviously a classically trained and talented composer. This is especially evident in the 45 minute epic. Even though it consists of 8 distinct parts, it feels cohesive (unlike many other similar epic attempts). Conceptually, it describes a persons life as he moves thru joy of birth, anger of youth (exacerbated by certain tragic events), self discovery and reflection. However, I do feel the concept is better realized thru music rather than singing (good, but not great) and lyrics, that are very amateurish - a problem, I guess, of many none-native English language bands.

Overall, a very worthy listen. Some snobs may scoff at its relative cliche -edness, and casual metal fans may find it boring, but if you just enjoy good anthemic prog music, I recommend.

Progrussia | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this SEVENTH DIMENSION review

Review related links

Social review comments () BETA

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.03 seconds