Music for musicians! Thinking mans
music or what ever you want to call this kind of metal is once more
what we are dealing with here. And just like it was the case with
'Penumbra Diffuse' album this is a hard thing to swallow unless you are a
The songs quickly wears me out,
even though I would never claim that they sound similar, because
diversity is one the strong points on this album. They jazz out
displaying their skills as outstanding musicians, mixing styles like
fusion, jazz, metal and rock into a symbiosis of challenging
If I should base my rating on their
talent alone then I would rate this one as top-notch, but I demand a
lot more of an album - like song structures that I can relate to and
most important follow, melodies and a general feeling of enjoyment.
And I can't say this album offers my ears that all the way - granted
they are very good musicians and in this very small niche of metal
they belong in the champions league.
But to win me over they need to
focus more on melody lines and I do miss a vocalist every now and
then. They have made a step forward with this album, but not a move
in the right direction for fans like me. Canvas Solaris has
nevertheless recorded an interesting album if you are into this
style. But mind you it's a big if! But if you are up for the
challenge, then I suggest you listen to the closing track:
"Reticular Consciousness" - 17 minutes of great instrumental rock.