I want to take a moment and point
out something. Good cover art can be the gateway to greater things. This is
the case for Indomite's debut album, "Theater of Time". What an outstanding
cover art! This Columbian band contacted me for a review, and I was
instantly interested after seeing the amazing cover. I think bands need to
take that advice to heart more often.
Enough about artwork, however.
The music needs to be discussed, too. Indomite, in a word, are bonkers. I
mean that in the best way possible, too. Their music is fast, technical, and
still somehow inundated with subtlety. 'Theater of Time" features both clean
and harsh male vox, as well as clean female vocals, too. Normally I'm not a
big fan of harsh vocals, but they definitely work here. It also helps that
both clean voices are outstanding. So, to have a chorus of all three of them
is something special.
The band focuses on a heavy form
of progressive metal. While this is true, I find plenty of delicate
interludes and attention to melody. I also hear awesome keyboard
action---tons of it. The first track, an instrumental song called
"Threshold", features an awe-inspiring keyboard rhythm that would make any
composer jealous. Not only are the keys used in this way, but they are also
used as transitions, such as in the beginning of "Rain". So, the excellent
keys work very well with the technical drums and guitar work.
My favorite tracks are pretty
easy to pick. "Threshold" is amazing, but the combo of "Sky High" and "Rain"
is well-structured and wonderful. The beautiful piano throughout these
tracks only serves to solidify my appreciate here. As with the rest of the
album, skillful guitar solos abound, and there is always a good, connected
groove present. These musicians are no amateurs at all.
So, try this band. I highly
recommend Indomite's debut album, "Theater of Time". It is equal parts
awesome, beautiful, and technical. If you like progressive metal that steers
mostly clear of the standard sound, seek out a copy of this album.