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VALENCE is a progressive metal band from NY, USA, founded in 2010. The band consists of guitarists Michael BUONANNO and Geoffrey SCHAEFER, drummer Chris ROMANO and bassist Ian MORRIS. In June 2012 they released their debut album ''Sleepwalker'', a 34-minute instrumental epic, consisting of 8 sections. Two years later, VALENCE would release the instrumental EP ''Laser Baron''.

VALENCE's music fuses metal, jam, classical, jazz and draws influences both from contemporary instrumental progressive metal but also experimental metal and heavy rock.

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3.22 | 4 ratings
Sleepwalker
2012

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Laser Baron
2014

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Laser Baron
Valence Progressive Metal

Review by aapatsos
Special Collaborator Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams

— First review of this album —
3 stars Reflected on the album's (once again very interesting) artwork, Valence's EP "Laser Baron" is a dynamic, powerful mix of progressive metal and hard rock and ups the tempo significantly compared to their first album "Sleepwalker". Here we have in total 3 compositions which clock to just above 16 minutes but with more riffs to fill a 30-minute album...

Although starting out in a quirky mood, 'Wormhole' provides the mellower balance tune in the middle of the EP with softer, jazzier passages and a fairly relaxed atmosphere. This compensates the relentless bombardment of chopping heavy riffs in 'Laser Baron' and the 'The Reckoning'. And although there is more of a progressive metal philosophy on this EP compared to the debut, there are still the references to Iron Maiden in the highlight closing track, which builds on the Maiden's post-2000 proggier legacy.

The sound is rather bombastic and the amount of riffs they have managed to fit in these 16 minutes is impressive but this could be at times the downside of this EP as it tends to result in a disjointed sequence blast of ideas. The fully instrumental character does not help in that respect as there are moments where the appearance of vocals would be welcome. Therefore the balance tilts towards the overwhelming and this is combined with the not-so-innovative compositions; however, the final result is above average and fans of powerful progressive metal will enjoy this release. Played live, this must be highly entertaining.

3(-) stars

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 Sleepwalker by VALENCE album cover Studio Album, 2012
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Sleepwalker
Valence Progressive Metal

Review by aapatsos
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3 stars Maiden-oriented progressive metal!

"Sleepwalker" is the debut album of VALENCE, a new band in the progressive metal books, and consists of eight sections (rather than tracks, although individually named) as described by the band, clocking to almost 35 minutes of playing time.

The sections are instrumental on their entirety, building on the guitar work of Michael Buonanno and Geoffrey Schaefer. The duo experiments with both clean and distorted guitars, trying to create a balance between the heavy rock riffs and the mellower passages. Although their main influence comes from Iron Maiden (several twin-guitar moments but also a lot of theme riffs in the album remind me of them), they manage to introduce spirit and dynamism beyond re-producing already known song patterns. Perfect examples of this is are the middle sections of the album "Tempest Tides..." "...Burned to Desert", which are possibly the highlights, sounding like they have been recorded "live" in the studio.

Reference to jazz/fusion can also be found, especially in the first heavy-oriented section "the Depths". The band does not depend on odd-time signatures to create their intricate sound, rather on a combination of riffs and tempos, and the adventurous playing of the rhythm section. The mellower sections ("Sleepwalker", "To Dust, Across Dimensions", "From Ashes, Reborn") are somewhat simplistic and rather indifferent compared to the heavier ones, while from "Winds of Zephyr" onwards, some of the riffs are repeated (I assume to link with the previous parts of the album) and seems as if the band has run out of ideas, although the album ends on a high note with "Lucid Dream".

"Sleepwalker" does sound at times as a straight heavy-rock/instrumental metal album but has a good amount of experimentation and a progressive approach in executing the classic rock-oriented riffs of Buonanno and Schaefer. A worthy first effort by the band, although there is room for improvement in creating a much more interesting and attractive result.

PS. Almost forgot to refer to the great artwork!

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