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ANSWERS

Ascension Theory

 

Progressive Metal

3.48 | 7 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Ascension Theory is the project who turned to be in the end a real band formed by two ex members of the defunct prog metal Aztec Jade. Aztec Jade disbanded in fall of 2002 and the main composers of the band Timothy Becker from keys and the vocalist Leon Ozug decided to form another band. So the've started the Ascension Theory. Their first record was from 2004 and was nothing really special in prog metal zone, but not a bad album for sure. The second release, the one I'm gonna talk here is Answers from 2005. Again not realy something never heared befor, but as whole a plesant album. The voice of Ozug is the cherry on the cake here, who is capable to make some real good moments like on the opening piece Passion of My Heart , Perfect Plan and Saturn's reign, great voice and very underrated. The prog metal offered here is typical american , they have an american sound easy to recognize, in places they've toying with postmetal. They are close to Dream Theater in places and even some traces of Aztec Jade or Shadow Gallery, but those bands are much better, at least for me, and they are less complex and complicated than those bands. Anyway this album is not bad, but is not special either, 3 stars for Answers. The cover art is excellent, realy great. If you want to discover prog metal bands who for some reason didn't make it in prog metal zone, try this one, worth a couple of spins.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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