My first acquintance with Greek progressive
band Agnosia and they got my interest because I read something about supporting
bands like Fates Warning and Psychotic Waltz
in the past. I will not compare their music
with the fine music of these two excellent bands, because that would not
be fair to them. On the other hand they fish in the same waters.
The intro starting with piano and driven by a nice bass line starts promising
and I lean back to experience the first track "Noetic Healing". The song has a
kind of guitar sound that reminds a bit of Fates Warning, the keyboard has a
kind of seventies sound and unfortunately singer Takis is not a real top
singer. He just doesn't sound powerful enough. The variety and song ideas are
o.k., the guitar riffs are rather edgy and the atmosphere does remind me
of Dream Theater as well. My personal favorite is "A Blessing in Disguise", with
nice a bit Savatage sounding riffs, a rather big Dream Theater influence and
lots of variety. "Numb" is a fine piano ballad with a nice refrain where singer
Takis shows that he is best in the softer parts. "Pain and Sickness" is
not a new song, but hails from their 2004 demo and it is a nice track.
My final conlusion is that this band has a lot of potential, can write good
songs and has to be listened to if you are into progressive meetal bands like Fates
Warning, Dream Theater and stuff like that.