I absolutely adore prog metal. Something about it just really seems to resonate with me, ever since I first got into it way back in eighth grade (roughly 8 years ago). Man, how time flies. My taste has expanded widely since then, but progressive metal still holds a place very close to my heart. It was there when I went through some rough times, particularly getting very sick, and learning the music always kept my spirits high so that one day I would feel well enough to play the parts I memorized backwards and forwards. It’s been a while since I’ve found a new prog band that I enjoy, however. I just have focused on other genres as of late, trying to discover more of them. Fortunately, I was introduced to the killer progressive metal band we’re hosting today, and, like their name, this served as a Redemption for my interest in prog metal and makes me want to go revisit it. Check out their new single “Thirty Silver” below!
I love how this feels like golden-age prog. From the guitars to the synths, it feels like it came out of the genre’s peak in the mid/late 80’s. I remember back in the day I got into this band, but kinda put them down for a while to focus on other genres. However, I’m so glad I picked them up again. I particularly love the vocals, because the timbre of his voice just feels right for the song itself. The single also features guest spots from Chris Poland, Marty Friedman, and Chris Broderick (basically some of the best metal guitarists to ever play the instrument and also play with Megadeth), and from start to finish it’s a banger. The band’s new album The Art Of Loss drops on the 26th via Metal Blade Records, so be sure to pick it up when it comes out, and follow them on Facebook!