Pyramaze

Contingent

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Release Date: 28th April 2017
Record Label: Ulterium Records
Total Tracks: 13
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It’s actually pretty impressive that Pyramaze has been able to deliver one fantastic album after another if you take into consideration just how many people have been involved in the five albums they’ve released since Michael Kammeyer formed the band in 2001.

The revolving door includes four vocalists; Urban Breed was never a part of the band on a studio album, and Contingent is the second with Terje Harøj fronting the band. When main songwriter and founding member Michael Kammeyer left, many believed that it was the end. However, Jonah Weingarten has kept the band alive and stays true to the sound of the past.

Pyramaze’s dark and melancholic music draws equally from the power metal and the progressive metal pool. They have been able to carve out their own little niche in the metal universe, a claim not many bands can make these days.

Contingent picks up where Disciples of the Sun left us in 2015. People familiar with Pyramaze’s previous albums will be very pleased to know that this sounds and feels as expected. The album is very even, as all the songs are strong and excellently executed. When you have one of the most respected producers in your ranks then it goes without saying that the production is first class.

Pyramaze has once more delivered an outstanding album!

Well done!

Tracklist:

1. Land of Information (5:37)
2. Kingdom of Solace (5:53)
3. Star Men (5:11)
4. A World Divided (5:07)
5. Nemesis (4:08)
6. Contingent, Pt. 1 (1:41)
7. 20 Second Century (5:03)
8. Obsession (4:06)
9. Heir Apparent (4:53)
10. Contingent, Pt. 2 (1:54)
11. Under Restraint (4:36)
12. The Tides Won’t Change (3:33)
13. Symphony of Tears (4:54)

Playing Time: 56:36
Line-Up:

Terje Harøy – Vocals
Toke Skjønnemand − Guitars
Jacob Hansen − Guitars, session bass
Morten Gade Sørensen − Drums
Jonah Weingarten − Keyboards

Kenn Jensen
About Kenn Jensen 288 Articles
When I kicked this site off back in 2003, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has become. I am very proud of what we've done and achieved over the years. Musically I have a soft spot for 80s inspired hard rock, but my favourite music and bands are all to be found in the progressive universe these days.

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