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3.44 | 56 ratings | 1 reviews | 18% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2014

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Distorted Angels (3:23)
2. Axiom (10:00)
3. Baptism (5:02)
4. Transmission Data Terminate (4:58)
5. The Noise of Flames Crashing (4:16)
6. Shiver (7:33)
7. Axiom (reprise) (4:25)

Total Time 39:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Darius Keeler / synthesizer, piano, programming, arrangements
- Danny Griffiths / synthesizer, samples, programming, arrangements
- Pollard Berrier / vocals, guitar, programming, arrangements
- Dave Pen / vocals, guitar
- Maria Q / vocals
- Holly Martin / vocals
- Steve Harris / guitar, backing vocals
- Jonathan Noyce / bass
- Steve ("the menace") Davis / bass
- Steve ("Smiley") Barnard / drums
- Mickey Hurcombe / guitar, keyboards
- Tom Brazelle / harmonica

Releases information

May 23, 2014 (Germany), May 26, 2014 (Europe), May 27, 2014 (Italy and the USA)

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ARCHIVE Axiom ratings distribution

(56 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by TCat
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars I love this band and I love it when they release an album that is well done. However, throughout their discography, they have had a few misses. This particular album falls somewhere in the middle in my opinion. It is a concept album, but I am not familiar with the story behind it yet, so it might be loosely based upon a religious theme. But it seems also to be somewhat dark and has a very ambient feeling to it. There are 3 excellent tracks and 4 that are mediocre and I find them repetitive. The best tracks are 1, 2, and 5. They are beautiful, dark and inventive. The others are too repetitive but are nice if you are listening to them to relax and fall asleep except for the fact that they are dark and might influence your mind to give you some bad dreams. This is probably not the best place to start if you are interested in hearing some of their music, I would suggest the album "You All Look the Same to Me" or "Controlling Crowds" as the place to start investigating their music. This band is quite popular in some European countries and sometimes I think their taste is a lot better than what I hear on a lot of American Radio lately. Another band that has a huge following overseas and not so big in America is Porcupine Tree, so let that be something you can measure that comment by. BTW, Archive is not like Porcupine Tree, their sound is more electronic and considered by some as trip hop. But don't let that scare you away, I am not much of a trip hop fan, but I do like Archive for the most part for their inventiveness, their inclusion of prog elements in a lot of their music, and the variety and beauty of their music. Unfortunately, even though this is a good album, it is below what I expect from this great band.

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