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4.25 | 40 ratings | 6 reviews | 40% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Weapon (2:21)
2. To Dimension Logic (5:52)
3. Questions Or Misanthropy (2:26)
4. Separate Ends (5:52)
5. Comedy Of Errors (4:56)
6. Philosophia Mosaica (6:21)
7. In Search Of Forever (6:23)
8. Minus Absence (6:40)

Total Time: 40:51

Bonus CD from 2014 double-disc expanded remaster:
1. Plots (T Or F) Are A Necessary Thing? (4:03)
2. Isis / Pekt. (4:11)
3. Movement (3:32)
4. Summoning (2:34))
5. Prognosis: Poor Me Syndrome (5:03)
6. Assassination (3:38)
7. The Funeral Party (2:51)
8. For The Son Has Gone To Hell (4:04)
9. Livenlurne (5:06)
10. Sincerely Die (15:07) *

* Unreleased bonus song only on CD

Line-up / Musicians

- Frederic Leduc / guitar, mandolin
- Fab Gallen / guitar, vocals (1)
- Edward Katz / bass, keyboards
- Chris Delov / drums, keyboards (3)

- Stacy Handchild / vocals
- Kana / spoken word (1)
- Mark Van Nooten / cello (6)
- Rosemary Fraser / spoken word (6,7)

Releases information

Artwork: Renato Gallina

CD Advent ‎- ADVENT 001 (1994, Australia)
2xCD Century Media ‎- 99845422 (2014, UK) Remastered by Don Bartley and bonus disc with the band's two rare EPs "Siberian Church Recordings" (tracks 1-4) and "Vog" (5-9) plus a bonus song

2xLP Century Media ‎- 9984541 (2014, Germany) Same as above less the bonus track

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VAUXDVIHL To Dimension Logic ratings distribution

(40 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
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Review by b_olariu
4 stars Vauxdvihl is one of those prog metal bands that for some reasons never made it in prog circles, strange for sure , because their music is awesome, intriguing , complex and full of great ideas. Clearly influenced by bands such Crimson Glory, Fates Warning, Queensryche - Vauxdvihl manage to create something very strong and valueble in prog metal history and it's about their album released in 1994 named To dimension logic. An album hard to get, but if you do don't hesitate to have it because is damn good and inventive.So this australian band release so far a single album, full of great guitar chops, clever drum arrangements and an impressive voice of Stacy Handchild made this album to be a real treasure in prog metal world. All the pieces are great, not one in front, not a single one weak, an album made with outstanding musicianship, and that is clear on every piece, well my fav piece remains the title track To Dimension Logic - absolute great, and the voice of Handchild is brilliant and dark in places. So, a great and strong album , and for sure needs a better view, is a forgotten treasure in prog metal world. I will give easely 4 stars, well not a masterpiece in my view but close enough. Recommended for sure.
Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams
4 stars The 90s was a strange period for metal bands especially in the earlier part of the decade when 80s bands were jettisoning their respective styles in droves in the hopes of fitting into the new "alternative" universe that caught them off guard when grunge stole the show. While many 80s bands would just call it a day, many popular names like Metallica, Extreme and Queensryche would totally drop the sounds that made them popular and jump onto the alternative metal bandwagon but never really fit in with their 90s contemporaries. VAUXDVIHL was a unique act from this time period in that it actually pulled off the perfect tightrope act of balancing 80s progressive metal with the darker more Gothic alternative side of the 90s. The band was founded in 1992 by guitarist and songwriter Fab Gallen in Melbourne, Australia who formed his band at the perfect time to cross-pollinate the possibilities of progressive metal with alternative and developed the fusion style he lays out on the band's debut release TO DIMENSION LOGIC.

This album shows off the obvious progressive leaning metal bands of the late 80s with Queensryche and Fates Warning instantly coming to mind with the high register vocal style of Gallen and the jittery off-kilter time signature jumps and the overall complexity of the compositions. There are also moments that bring Dream Theater's "Images And Words" as an obvious reference point as well, however for all these obvious hero worshipping elements, the music on TO DIMENSION LOGIC is infinitely darker and has a murky grey cloud lingering over it much bringing darker worlds much like the album cover suggests. While there are plenty of proggy metal riffs complete with virtuosic solos and complex leaps of chord juggling, VAUXDVIHL add a thick layer of atmospheric mood altering ambience to their sound. This is especially true on the slower acoustic passages and the segments with whispered female vocals.

In addition to the progressive metal compositions and brooding atmospheres, there are snippets of psychedelia where the music lapses into heady meditative arenas where acoustic passages and swirling sounds seem to randomly deviate from the regularly scheduled program but always find the perfect resolution to keep the music from getting too "out there." TO THE DIMENSION is a woefully off the radar progressive metal release from the 90s that seems to have gotten buried under the sheer power of the heavyweights of the era. VAUXDVIHL had all the chops and Gallen's songwriting skills are quite sophisticated for a debut album. Despite a strong debut album, trouble would soon be afoot and three members of the band would depart. Gallen would regroup and release a couple more EPs in the coming years but would steer towards the gothic and industrial rock arenas. TO DIMENSION LOGIC however remains the pearl in their oyster and is highly recommended for fans of Fates Warning, 80s Queensryche or Psychotic Waltz who like a little more dirty grit added to the mix.

Latest members reviews

5 stars Let me be honest here: Vauxdvihl are one of those bands you will likely never hear of in your entire life. I had no idea they existed until a little over a year ago, when I happened to stumble upon them and their music on this very site. It was intriguing enough for me to track down a copy of To ... (read more)

Report this review (#194541) | Posted by metallica_fan32 | Saturday, December 20, 2008 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This album deserves so much respect. I have never heard anything like it, and I'm certain it can never be reproduced. The album flows from one song to the next so effortlessly, often building to enormous heights and then quickly falling back. Though the musicianship is bar-none, this album is m ... (read more)

Report this review (#88933) | Posted by SolariS | Monday, September 4, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars ok the things are simple, to dimension logic is one of the greatest power/prog metal albums ever and it can only be compared to rage for order or one small voice (heirapparent). the influences from ryche (the greatest metal band, it has influenced EVERYONE in the prog/power scene) can be easily s ... (read more)

Report this review (#39677) | Posted by | Sunday, July 17, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This release is brillant; superb musicianship, harmony vocals & melodies, in a sense of balance between complex progressive metal and catchy hard rock. It is a sad loss that this excellent band faded into obscurity. Nothing has been heard from them since 10 years or so. Although I rank their u ... (read more)

Report this review (#24192) | Posted by | Sunday, August 8, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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