Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Active Heed - Higher Dimensions CD (album) cover


Active Heed


Crossover Prog

3.73 | 27 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars Progressive Rock is back!

The power of a stunning tone of classic progressive rock mixed with modern and actual sound put this album in the top 5 of 2014 releases in my opinion. In a period of no happy moments for creativity in progressive rock music, Higher Dimensions gave me the hope of a possible return of experimentation and fusion of genres that was typical of the earliest moments of this music genre. 'Higher Dimensions' is a concept album and like all the concept album, the best way to listen to it is to start from the first song and follow the story beneath every single song until finishing with the magnificent 'Not Left And Not Taken': masterpiece of rare beauty. With 'The War Of Tempos' the epic ride begins in the best possible way. This song reminds me the Rush music but it would be simplistic to compare Active Heed's music with other bands because their sounds is simply unique ed innovative at the same time. I think here we are in front to a modern evolution of the progressive rock, alive, fresh and with a touch of classic progressive that gives the entire album a sense of completion. It was a very long time since I didn't listen to a so awesome album and from the first to the last song: they are all beautiful!

I hope Active Heed will go live one day. It will be certainly fantastic to listen to the full story of Forest (the main character of first and this second album). The voice in the songs deserves to be interpreted like in a rock opera... Thank you Active Heed!

ProgJapan | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ACTIVE HEED review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives