Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CD Review: After "A Billion Years" Prog-Rockers Sky Architect Still Reign Supreme

From the Netherlands comes the Dutch progressive rock band Sky Architect with their highly anticipated third album "A Billion Years Of Solitude." The new album was released on November 4th on Galileo Records and carries a classic prog-rock sound, but with a heavy metal edge.

The eighteen-minute opener "The Curious One" starts out sounding like the perfect follow-up to King Crimson's "In The Court Of The Crimson King." They add elements of metal with Pink Floydian, space-like soundscapes in order to bring their influences into today's modern music world. Sky Architect sound more like Tool with the harder dark sounds of "Tides, before stretching out their talents on the ten-minute "Elegy Of A Solitary Giant." The shortest song on the album, "Jim's Ride To Hell" is pure progressive metal, while the twelve-minute album closer "Traveller's Last Candle" brings you on a journey with some flashes of grunge alongside, jamband experimentation to create some uniquely appealing music.

To find out more about Sky Architect and their amazingly innovative new album "A Billion Years of Solitude," please visit skyarchitect.com.

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