Enochian Theory
Evolution: Creatio Ex Nihilio
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: August 3rd 2009

Progressive metal must be innovative, intelligent and experimental at the same time. You should be challenged by the song structures and soundscapes the band is creating and the deliverance should be flawless.

British act Enochian Theory embodies all of these virtues and their debut album offers one of the most colourful and versatile melting pots I've heard for some time, the references are many and widespread and present the listener with a sterner test to take it all in. So many bands rear their ugly heads throughout this eventful journey called; 'Evolution: Creatio Ex Nihilio'. The variety of influences is an impressive one alone: A Perfect Circle, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Katatonia, Pink Floyd and Pain of Salvation are all thrown into the mix and then some...

The picture they are painting is abstract, obscure and profound, creating a piece of art that has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. Looking deeper and harder at the artefact you will discover all the finer details as well as the lines painted with the big brush, and the beauty is often hidden in the delicate balance between the obstreperous parts and the tranquil parts.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this one you have to go back to over and over to discover all the layers and find the deeper meaning behind it all. Some of the brushstrokes are not done with perfection just yet, and there is still work cut out for Enochian Theory; the fundamentals are in place, now they have to work on the characteristics, so that they can distinguish themselves even more from the masses.

A real challenge!


01. Every Ending has a Beginning

  The Dimensionless Monologue:
02. Tedium (I)
03. The Dimensionless Monologue (II)
04. T.D.M. (III)
05. At Great Odds With...
06. Apathia
07. Triumvirate
08. Movement
09. After the Movement
10. Waves of Ascension
11. The Fire Around the Lotus
12. The Living Continuum
13. A Monument to the Death of an Idea
Label: Anomalousz Music Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Music
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: July 19th 2009
Website: www.enochiantheory.co.uk