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THE SHAPE OF COLOUR

Intervals

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


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3.43 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 56% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. I'm Awake 03:58
2. Sure Shot 04:07
3. Fable 04:19
4. Sweet Tooth 03:27
5. Black Box 03:04
6. Slight of Hand 05:41
7. Meridian 05:09
8. Libra 04:56

Line-up / Musicians

All Music Written by: Aaron Marshall
Guitars Performed by: Aaron Marshall
Bass Performed by: Cameron McLellan
Drums & Percussion Performed by: Travis Orbin
Engineered by: Cameron McLellan
Produced by: Cameron McLellan & Aaron Marshall
Additional Production by: Anthony Calabretta
Mixed & Mastered by: Anthony Calabretta | Sunset Division
Additional Drum Engineering by: Justin Bonfini
Saxophone Solo on "Fable" by: Leland Whitty
Guitar Solo on "Slight of Hand" by: Nick Johnston
Guitar Solo on "Libra" by: Plini

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Available on Bandcamp here: https://intervalsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-shape-of-colour

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INTERVALS The Shape of Colour ratings distribution


3.43
(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(56%)
56%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
22%
Good, but non-essential (22%)
22%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Finnforest
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3 stars Immaculately played, intense instrumentals

Intervals is a well established jazz fusion metal/math/djent project from Ontario, led by Aaron Marshall. Their 2nd full length release "The Shape of Colour" was birthed after some significant turmoil in the group, including an entirely new line-up (except for Marshall) and the change to an entirely instrumental release. Reading a bit about them online the reviews of "Colours" are mixed but more positive than negative. Most the negative ones came from those who really enjoyed the previous incarnation and vocalist-since I've not heard that album I can enjoy this one on its own merits. And I did enjoy the ride.

"a delicious blend of metal, jazz, and virtuosity -- the crunchy grooves will grab you; the melodies will serenade you; and the power plays will enrapture you. Each track has its own flavor, whilst maintaining Intervals' confident sound, rhythm, and strength." -Jonathan Lin

Lin's flash assessment is good and I mostly agree. This is highly technical instrumental rock with those furious, shredding solos on every track that recall Satriani or Chris Poland in their purity and blaze. Though the players are all so technically gifted that as crazy as it sounds, it can sometimes get bit mechanized in feel. But it's a two way street and if you happen to like listening to highly proficient players shred wall to wall, floor to ceiling, this is your album. The music itself was pretty good in my book: melodic, engaging, hard hitting and consistent. The songs have moments of groove, even dreamy sections, but usually such intricacy/space to breath moments are steamrolled pretty quickly by the occasionally annoying technical rigidity and heaviness. Because of the relative uniformity of the tracks I think some listeners will find the album unmemorable. But for me there were more than enough beautiful moments of spirited interplay and melodic fusion to put this band on my radar, and I'd recommend to fans of instrumental rock without hesitation. 7/10.

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