Memory Driven
Style: Progressive Doom
Release date: 16 September, 2011
Playing time: 53:46

In 2009 this Oklahoma based doom band already made a good album called 'Relative Obscurity'. With this new album they have succeeded in making an even better one. Still the musical base is doom with stoner influences, but they add more progressive elements this time. Most of the time the music is slow off course, but every now and then they turn up the tempo and that is also the strength of their music. Adding influences by a band like Porcupine Tree, some post-grunge stuff like we know it from Alice in Chains and even Opeth makes the songs interesting musical pieces.

The vocals of Dennis Cornelius are clean and very clear and he does a good job. The style of singing has some Psychotic Waltz resemblances in it too. The band has created music that can operate like a bridge between doom, post-grunge and progressive music lovers. I think that fans of the doom genre, but also the more progressive music fans that are into Porcupine Tree, Opeth and even Alice in Chains adapts will like this record. A record with many faces and influences, well arranged and executed in a very perfect way.

A job well done!


01. Empty Gesture
02. Die To Breed
03. So It Seems
04. Ava's Song
05. These Aren't the Chords You're Looking For
06. A Tempt
07. Group Departure
08. Black Light
09. Unveiled

Label: I Hate Records
Distribution: I Hate Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 5 October, 2011