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Progressive Metal • Brazil


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Formed in 1994, the progressive rock band KHALLICE started its career covering bands such as RUSH, PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN and DEEP PURPLE. In 1995, KHALLICE began to write their own songs from which four were chosen for their first demo tape in portuguese. All KHALLICE members are professional musicians and music teachers with huge experience in different styles of music such as Jazz, Pop, Classical, and Bossa nova. For them, music is, literally, the reason of their lives. The KHALLICE founder Marcelo Barbosa is a renewed guitarist in Brazil, who also writes articles to specialized magazines. Barbosa is the owner of GTR Guitar and Music Institute, which is one of the most respected music schools in Latin America.

In 2003, the first album "The Journey" was released.. it fresh tunes and rebuilt versions of songs written since the beginning of the band, revealed a very passionate, high quality work done by well experienced musicians. The first press of "The Journey" was sold out in less than six months, which is quite an achievement for an independent album. In the beginning of 2004, the band signed with the label Hellion Records for a new release of the album "The Journey", not only in Brazil, but in Europe and other countries of South America as well.

The album presents nine killer tracks featuring very special guests from Brasília. Also "Madman Lullaby", as the 10th song of the album, is available for download at the official web site: www.khallice.com.br

A new album is expected for 2005 and the band has already started to work on new songs.

: : : Pedro Henrique Buoro ALbertini (KHALLICE - Brazilian Prog Band.. ), BRAZIL : : :

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2.82 | 13 ratings
The Journey
2003

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4.00 | 1 ratings
Inside Your Head
2008

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 The Journey by KHALLICE album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.82 | 13 ratings

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The Journey
Khallice Progressive Metal

Review by Menswear
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2 stars Magna Carta Madness!

Oh all those albums I couldn't afford are now available with the now popular Internets and their world wide webs hoots. You have to pay respect to a person wanting to sound like Rush or Dream Theater. I mean, the time invested and the level of practice are astronomical and could cause a divorce if you're a family man. If you have kids, carry a picture of them because you might not recognize them after all that practice.

Just kidding. Oh it's good to have humor! Especially when listening to that steamy pile of...er...music. Laughing while listening to an album is never good, never. I actually laughed (or cringed, depending) at a few places while playing this record. The instrumentation is fine and the songs kinda make sense; these guys listened to a freakin' lot of Dream Theater. I mean a lot. And frankly, I would be happy to be able to play with such speed, especially in the keyboard department. It's probably their biggest strenght: there is a couple of awesome keyboard licks spread through the (painful) journey they offer us.

The singer made me grind my teeth in almost every song, he's just not cut for it. If you're not capable of imitating Labrie, sing at home and pretend you are. We are not in your home to listen so, it's okay. But doing it for the world to enjoy is taking a big chance at being laughed at. Despite all this, some moments are not so pumped from Rush or DT and could be a product of their own brains (like Turn the Page for instance).

The songs are ripoffs, the artwork kindergartenish, this record made me swear (lightly though) but I wish them all the best in the world. At least they tried.

 The Journey by KHALLICE album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.82 | 13 ratings

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Review by VOTOMS

4 stars Underrated. The Journey is a nice work from this underrated brazilian band, Khallice. It have some flaws into masterization quality, and you will find a few boring passages, but it have some great ideas and sure it worths.

Well, it's absolutely not a masterpiece. They have great songs here, but the obvious Dream Theater and Rush influences was a big mistake. The musicians are very skilled, and the songs are cool to listen to, and many of them are very creative, even trying to crush at the same beach that Dream Theater have been living for years.

It's very good, some really great ideas, but after listen to the whole album, I notice that it would be better and the album wasn't innovative.

 Inside Your Head by KHALLICE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2008
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Inside Your Head
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Review by CCVP
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
4 stars This is actually better than their previous full-length album

In the evening of March 7th of 2008, wile waiting anxiously for the beginning of the Dream Theater concert i received this promo for free from one of the many people in charge of distributing it and, to be frank, I almost threw it away. The band Khallice would be the opening act for Dream Theater and, in the past months i listened to their full-length album and i was far from being impressed, so i only kept this for pure curiosity, due to my need to collect music and because Khallice actually made a good opening presentation.

Months after the concert I finally became interested by this very promo and decided to give it a try before forgetting it forever (because, at the time, i thought this would be as bad as their album), but, to my amazement, the promo was actually quite good. Maybe the reason for it is that it is half as long as their album, but that is not really important. The thing is that this promo has very good songs.

Obviously inspired by Dream Theater, Angra, Symphony X, Mindflow, Evergrey and power metal, the band presents a quite different kind of music from the one they presented in their album. The singer now apparently have his own style of singing, what is very positive. The music don't sound as derivative, what is even more positive.

This promo really shows that this band can still become a great progressive metal band, but that only time (and another full-length album) will tell.

Grade and Final Thoughts

This is nice enough promo. For being such a short release, it doesn't have many weak points and the ones it does have (like when the vocalist screams instead of singing in some parts) can be quite easily forgotten. 4 stars seems like a fair grade for me, so 4 stars it will be.

 The Journey by KHALLICE album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.82 | 13 ratings

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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars Flawed but promising.

Brazilian band Khallice do know their Dream Theater, especially the early releases. They know their hair metal, Maiden and Rush as well. And likes insert small fusiony bits in the music here and there.

Unfortunately, they also like to explore lots and lots and lots of small musical segments in each song. So as you''re humming along to the cool heavy guitar riff overlayed with epic synths, or the gentle mood of the melancholic acoustic guitar with the fragile synths adding atmosphere, all too sudden the song takes a left turn into something completely different.

Again, again, and again.

Good musicians with good ideas here and there. Lots of talent overall, but with a clear developing potential when it comes to songwriting.

 The Journey by KHALLICE album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.82 | 13 ratings

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Review by metalhammers

4 stars Good album!!! It seems like Dream Theater a lot, but it has original ideas and influences by Rush, Journey a Symphony X, too. For a first album it's excelent and I think the next will be a masterpiece... Listen too Karma, an execelent brazilian prog metal band. The new album is fantastic!!
 The Journey by KHALLICE album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.82 | 13 ratings

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The Journey
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Review by matandogueros

1 stars Oh boy, this sucks!!

this band absolutely does not make justice to all the past of brilliant brazilian prog bands!

Unfortunately, Khallice is just another Dream Theater clone. Sure, the musicians are very skilled, but the music lacks originality and consistence.Compositions on this album are very poor, tons of exaggerated vocals, no true heaviness in the guitar riffs( this is a real sin in the prog metal world), pointless lyrics.....

If you're looking for true Brazilian Prog Metal bands, do yourself a favor and buy Imago Mortis' Vida.

Waste no money with those Dream Theater wannabes, bands like Khallice underrates our inteligence.

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