Dissonance In Design – Sentient

The explosion of progressive metal acts within the past few years has paved the way for a lot of super talented bands and provided them with a thriving scene in which to share their art. Between the Buried and Me are really the forefathers of this movement, and they have inspired a legion of followers who are extremely talented in their own right and, in some cases, have even spearheaded musical movements of their own, such as Scale the Summit, The Human Abstract, and The Faceless. Of course, as with any musical movement, over saturation of bands tends to lead to diminished quality of musical output, as we’ve seen happen to the metalcore movement and the deathcore movement after it. Weeding through the junk to find the gems can prove to be a somewhat difficult task. Thank goodness, then, for bands like Dissonance In Design, who display the finest elements of everything that makes progressive metal so exciting and what’s more, are actually worthy of the moniker “progressive”.

Evan Brewer Confirms New Solo Album

Evan Brewer, now bassist of critically acclaimed tech-death band The Faceless, is simply a spectacular instrumentalist. His debut solo effort, Alone is a personal favorite of mine, especially when it comes to mood music to chill out to. It’s simply a marvelous album, and he does it all with just two basses and…

The Faceless – Autotheism

The Faceless. What is there to say about them that hasn’t already been said? Starting out as a technical and progressive deathcore band, they devastated the genre with their debut album Akeldama. Then they matured and moved away from that, becoming 100% tech death, melting faces and expectations with 2008’s stellar Planetary Duality. But that was 4 years ago. The field has changed. It’s been quite a while, and expectations have been raised higher and higher; reaching a near-breaking point. Will The Faceless deliver? Well, the time has come, and the answer is not a simple yes or no, depending on the expectations of the listener. Autotheism is a very intriguing album. It is definitely the band’s most ambitious effort, which is saying a lot considering their previous output. Well, do they sink, or do they rise even higher? It’s finally time to find out.