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A WORKING MODEL

Experimental/Post Metal • United States


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A WORKING MODEL is a progressive/experimental-metal band from Ann Arbor, in the United States.

When friends and bandmates Kenny Mis (guitar) and Rob Logan (drums) found themselves in-between bands again, they began forming the idea of a harder progressive rock group that integrated a metal influence without fully giving in to it. In 2001, they brought in the Lawrence brothers, Chris (vocals) and Tim (bass) and the band was formed. A WORKING MODEL Model remained just a side project for most of the members until early in 2002, when the group decided to dedicate themselves to the project full time. They recorded an EP in Chris Lawrence's home studio that was handed out to fans for free in 2003.

A WORKING MODEL released their debut album "An End" in 2006.

A WORKING MODEL gives their influences as TOOL, KING CRIMSON, THE MARS VOLTA, THE CANCER CONSPIRACY, ISIS, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, RADIOHEAD, JESUS LIZARD, DO MAKE SAY THINK, INTERPOL, U2, FUGAZI, PUNK FLOYD, RUSH, MOGWAI, MR. BUNGLE, PELICAN, AT THE DRIVE IN, and YES.

WHY THIS BAND IS INCLUDED IN THE ARCHIVES:
A WORKING MODEL are a very creative blend of hard rock/experimental/post rock and combine many stylistic elements of their influences. They were approved by the Prog Metal Team and are highly recommended

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3.00 | 1 ratings
An End
2006
3.77 | 3 ratings
III
2009

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 III by WORKING MODEL, A album cover Studio Album, 2009
3.77 | 3 ratings

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A Working Model Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Marty McFly
Special Collaborator Errors and Omissions Team

4 stars Now we're talking about something special. Their sound truly progressed. Where their debut was just better average album, continuing of old same (and not so interesting - well, they are interesting, but not more than other albums, more like less, so ... it's good, but not unique by any chance) structures, melodies, patterns and sounds, this is piece of work that I like.

Starting with instrumental, little bit Post Rock like Tetra with optimistic tunes, then continuing to not so peaceful territory of second track, shouting Day of the Animals, where, after quick shock of shouting (these guys likes to shout loud as it seems, it's better performed and planned this time, because after brief shouts in beginning of the song, it evolves [devolves?] into Post Rock again towards the end), we're again pleased with style of first song, but this time it's differently done. All songs are basically the same pattern, but each is done in different way with various elements gaining lead place, or going to background.

And so on, it continues in this promising style, which is certainly good thing. I know that I heard some of these sounds patterns in past (and I loved them), but now it's done in such a great way that I'm stunned by how interesting and thrilling, yet optimistic an album can be.

5(-), Ending is also on optimistic note, which surely helps. Opt(imal) Post-Rock/Metal, depends on how you can distinct these two. More like rock. Let's say switching genres.

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 An End by WORKING MODEL, A album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.00 | 1 ratings

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A Working Model Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Marty McFly
Special Collaborator Errors and Omissions Team

— First review of this album —
3 stars So time has come for Marty, to pop his head out of bunker and face new album to review. Listed as Experimental, yet vocals are similar to this type used in Alternative Rock bands (or even Punk Rock vocals?), but guitars here play quite complex melody, which treats listener very well. They're fresh, as a morning strawberries are (just joking, I meant pomeranče, which is Czech term for oranges, or should I said pomegranates, which can easily explode, or couldn't it ?).

Nah, this music is fine (remember ? evil Bender from Futurama), even not providing something completely new (I mean revolution), but continues in tradition, improving here and there something. First half of this record sounds better than second half and some listeners may hear patterns already used before. This may (or may not, depends on your taste) be something you'll like, last track is also interesting, because it's not just piece thrown to the end, but it's truly graduating, ending song.

Dark sound is what can be heard here. And pathos from vocal work.

3(+), slight rating upwards, or downwards is possible, it depends on your taste and how you like exact elements that forms this - dark sound, alt rock/punk rock vocals. I'm not disappointed, just not so much moved.

Thanks Olaf.

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