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HIGHER DIMENSIONS

Active Heed

 

Crossover Prog

3.73 | 27 ratings

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freespirit
5 stars While speaking with a friend about new prog bands, I was suggested to give a try to "Higher Dimensions", which happens to be the second album of the Italian band Active Heed. After listening to this album I had to search for the first album of the band, and I have to say that they are both very good progressive rock albums (with touches of metal here and there) and at the same time, I think that they are accessible for other audiences. I have learn that Active Heed is not a band in the strict term of the word, it's the project of the Italian musician Umberto Pagnini who has worked with different musicians for each album. His influences and this is clearly shown, are from British progressive rock. I cannot say which of the songs from Higher Dimensions I like best, because all of them are great: "War of Tempos", "Kick-ass Grammar", "Not Left Not Taken"... If I am forced to compare with another progressive groups or musicians, I can say that it reminds me of Genesis at some points and also reminds me of the latest Clive Nolan's works, for I have learn the in the two albums, Active Heed follows the adventures of a being named Forest and each song is a chapter. What a nice rock opera would be made out of them! One thing for sure, I am waiting for the new Active Heed's album, I would like to know if the story of this character will continue...
freespirit | 5/5 |

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