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OVERLIFE is a progressive metal band formed in Spain in 1993 by Javier Martinez (guitars) and Faricio Carlotta (drums).Guitarist Javier Marco soon joined them and they started rehearsing.Bassist Dani and vocalist Sergio joined and in 1994 OVERLIFE'S initial line-up was complete.

This line-up recorded and released the "Ideales Muertos" (Dead Deals) demo,which didn't do much to garner attention for the band or their music.Exit Dani and Sergio and enter vocalist Leandro Martinez,whose could sing in a wider range and in a higher register.Also rounding out this newest line-up was Roberto Bonus on bass and Sergio Sanchez on keyboards.

This newest line-up recorded OVERLIFE'S full length debut "Between Passion and Madness",which was released in 1998.Martinez left the group after this album and OVERLIFE found his permanent replacement in vocalist John Negrete.The band went into the studio with their new singer and in 2001 released their sophomore album "Last Millenium?".
The band,having been plagued with frequent personnel changes in their short history would suffer another loss when drummer and founding member Fabricio Carlotta left the group.OVERLIFE recruited drummer Nacho Mena and released their third album "El despertar" in 2007.

OVERLIFE music is a nice mix of progressive metal with some power metal influences with vocals sung in Spanish and they are highly recommended to progressive metal fans.

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Between Passion and Madness, studio album (1998)
Last Millenium?, studio album (2001)
El despertar, studio album (2007)

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2.42 | 3 ratings
Between Passion and Madness
3.05 | 3 ratings
Last Millenium?
4.00 | 3 ratings
El despertar

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 Last Millenium? by OVERLIFE album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.05 | 3 ratings

Last Millenium?
Overlife Progressive Metal

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer

3 stars This appears to be a concept album, but with just a cardboard promo sleeve, I haven't been able to read the lyrics. One thing is sure though, and that is that the twin guitarists can hit the notes at some speed. This album goes through many musical influences, and consequently is a very interesting listen. Overlife are Spanish, but all of the lyrics are in English, and "In The Shadow" is about as heavy a prog metal track, as you are ever likely to hear.

With their use of complex arrangements, they probably have more in common with Savatage than many of their European counterparts. This is an album that is probably too heavy for most proggers but if you like your rock complex and rich then this is one to discover.

Originally appeared in Feedback #62, May 01

 Last Millenium? by OVERLIFE album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.05 | 3 ratings

Last Millenium?
Overlife Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Overlife is a progressive metal band from Spain very little known in this circles, with 3 albums in their pocket released so far. Last millenium is the second offer and their best, released in 2001 at Goldtrack records. Besides the fact that the voice is ok is far from being intresting, (is the new voice of the band, on the first album was another vocalist,) here are some great if not spectacular instrumental passages. 3 long tracks clocking over 10 min and some around 6-7 min, Overlife manage to bring some great musicianship with this album, a perfect example is pieces like Sleepers, Riding through my mind or instrumental one Eclipse. Very good rhythmic section, the drumer is sure of his instrument and has some top notch chops , like the guitarist who has some fine moments here combining slow moments with more complex and up tempo. Overall a pretty decent progressive metal album, with some good towards great moments but is damn shame that the album is drag down by the unintresting vocalist. Not among best albums ever in prog metal field but I guess fans of the genre can take some spins. 3 stars for sure, good cover art and art work of the CD.
 Between Passion and Madness by OVERLIFE album cover Studio Album, 1998
2.42 | 3 ratings

Between Passion and Madness
Overlife Progressive Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

2 stars What is the difference between power metal and progressive metal ? I wonder because this album to me sounds like power metal. I cannot find much progressive metal here at all. When I mean power metal, I mean the worst excesses from the German metal scene, although I think you would really have to search high and low to find such a pile of hippo droppings like this album.

I really supported their label Goldtrack Records when they were established ten years ago (they later disbanded. I guess I understand why). I am sorry to slag of any of their output, but this album is really bad. A Spanish band singing in English about whatever. The vocals are pretty horrendous. Thin and painful to listen to. The music...... well, not a single good track. OK, the first track is half decent. But the rest is utterly power metal cliches and hardly worthy to be put in a CD. It is a worm's dinner. Only the opening track and some good musicianship is the saving grace here. I very much prefer Triana to this album. Only for the fans of power metal. least this album now have a review.

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