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ART OF SIMPLICITY were formed in 2003 when Matthew Dakoutros,former violinist for Greek prog metal band WASTEFALL,hooked up with George Ikostpentakis,former vocalist for another Greek prog metal band named FRAGILE VASTNESS.They then recruited the rest of the band:Elias Nousis (keyboards),Aris Markogiannakis (guitars),Alexandros Papanastasatos (bass) and Nick Miras (drums),

Once all the members were finally gathered together in 2005 ART OF SIMPLICITY recorded and released their self-finaced demo cd "Asymmetric".The demo received positive feedback from the press and was awarded "Demo of the Month" in the Greek magazine Metal Hammer.

Between 2005 and 2006 ART OF SIMPLICTY completed the recording and production on their first full-length album "Caught In This Iless Storm".The band then signed a contract with the Greek independent label Burning Star Records and their debut album was released in 2007.In February of 2007 guitarist Aris Markogiannakis left the band for unspecified reasons and ART OF SIMPLICITY is currently looking for his replacement.

ART OF SIMPLICITY play prog metal in the same vein as PAIN OF SALVATION and their former bands WASTEFALL and FRAGILE VASTNESS.Highly recommended.

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Asymmetric,demo (2005)
Caught in the Iless Storm, studio album (2007)

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 Caught In This Iless Storm by ART OF SIMPLICITY album cover Studio Album, 2007
2.44 | 6 ratings

Caught In This Iless Storm
Art of Simplicity Progressive Metal

Review by apps79
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2 stars Copying a band isn't a ggod thing at all and it isn't progressive for sure...ART OF SIMPLICITY love PAIN OF SALVATION and it is obvious...Couple of tracks of the album-which are not accidentally the best ones, without being something special- could easily be in a PAIN OF SALVATION single or EP,they don't only sound similar with the swedish band,they sound exactly the same...not so original...In the other tracks the band tries to sound more progressive and original,but they lack in terms of composition and vocal arrangements,the second one being the most important problem for the greek bands along with the accent and the production...But there are some highlights too like the last track (excellent instrumental) and the good use of the violin...Recommended for die hard PAIN OF SALVATION fans and someone who wants to broaden his prog metal collection...not my cup of tea...
 Caught In This Iless Storm by ART OF SIMPLICITY album cover Studio Album, 2007
2.44 | 6 ratings

Caught In This Iless Storm
Art of Simplicity Progressive Metal

Review by Benjamin_Breeg

3 stars One this is for sure here: These guys listened to a lot of Pain of Salvation before recording this album! The influence of the swedish band in their composition and music styling is easily figured out. Flowing melodies with complex rhythms is one of the things you can see in both. And sometimes we can see spoken parts just like we find in every PoS album. What i liked in this band, is exactly this Pain of Salvationism, the will to make different music, to experiment, to break the paradigms of the musical scene. This is one of the bands that make me believe that progressive music in general but, more specificaly, Progressive Metal is still in process of evolution and it will achieve a higher status year after year. Still the recording of the album is not luxurious, it does not lower the overall sounding of the album. It maintains a very linear sounding with highlights in the songs "A Search For Numb" and in the suite "The Last Lust". We can't demand a masterpiece from a band that is just on it's debut, but in comparison to it's inspiration Pain of Salvation, they're lightyears behind in the first record.

A good album, once again, that shows a lot of potential, but still, too far from a masterpiece


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