by looking at the musicians taking part in this brand new Norwegian
supergroup genre insiders know we are dealing with a serious and
content band here. Headed by former Spiral Architect guitarist Kaj
Gornitzka, who along with Extol drummer David Husvik, bass player
Erik Aadland and original Spiral Architect session vocalist Leif J.
Knashaug makes up the line-up for Twisted into Form.
have more than once seen them labelled technical progressive metal -
as opposed to what? simple progressive metal? I'll simply say that
this is progressive metal done by some very skilful musicians, who
all knows their way around their instruments. This is complex, it's
intense and the technical level is very high.
music is very demanding on the listener because their aim to create
music that fuses the intensity of jazz/fusion and technical metal
results in a emotional rollercoaster ride with loads of time changes,
lot's of breaks and weird patterns, which at times reminds a bit of
genre kings like Watchtower, Atheist or Spiral Architect.
Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Queensr˙che) was chosen to do
the final mix, and in retrospect that was a very wise decision,
because the album has a very good sound.
If you are into complex and challenging music and you count the
above mentioned bands among your favourites, then this one should
top your shopping list!