Release date: September 6, 2005
Laser's Edge
Target Distribution
Progressive Metal
Rating: 70/100
Reviewed by:
Kenn Jensen
October '05

Until last year progressive metal from Poland was an unknown for me, then Riverside came along, and now we have the latest band from a rising scene. Indukti is 5 classically trained musicians and it clearly shows on this rather unique and special album, with the strange title: "S.U.S.A.R.".

The album consists of 7 mostly instrumental songs (and a Quicktime video for an unreleased track "Mantra"). Indukti reminds me of no other band, they are capable of creating the same kind of atmosphere that Porcupine Tree does on some of their songs! They do remind me of Tool in complexity, with some well-structured and brilliantly played pieces of unique songs, where the guitar structures are dominating. I won't call it riff-attacks or a wall of guitars, because this is tranquil, psychedelic and very varied... but that said the music has nothing to do with Tool, only in complexity.

Indukti is one the one hand a very special experience, with 5 extremely talented and skilful musicians, their classical background is obvious in so many ways, and when I mention, that they use the violin a lot, both as a rhythm instrument, but also as a lead instrument, then it speaks for itself...

If you are up for a very special and strange journey down the path of progressive metal, then I am sure Indukti will be worth your pennies, but be warned: this album demands a lot of the listener!

Recommended tracks: "Cold inside... I" & "Shade"