Odd Dimension
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: 22 March, 2011
Playing time: 47:44

Let me state the obvious: Odd Dimension from Italy is heavily influenced by Dream Theater. And to be honest; there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, after all most progressive metal bands are more or less influenced by them.

"Symmetrical" is their debut album even though their musical journey began back in 2001, and prior to this they have only released an EP "A New Dimension" (2005), so this is the beginning in many ways and only a very few kicks their career off with a masterpiece. Odd Dimension isn't one of them, not that means that this is a total failure either.

Thankfully they are not totally one dimensional and they have a softer side to their arrangements as well, dare I mention that they have a few Saga influences here and there... and when they turn up the pace Symphony X rears it's ugly head and there is even room for a few Zero Hour guitar runs. Everything is in the clear both compositionally and instrumentally and the production is good, with Karl Groom (Threshold) taking care of the mix, so the basics are in place for them, and they do make the most of it.

Odd Dimension is off to a fine beginning with "Symmetrical", it turns out to be a fine and solid piece of progressive metal, not particular original, but still a pleasure to listen to.


01. Farewell to the Stars
02. Rising Through Light
03. The Ecstasy of Hopes
04. Another Shore
05. The Day Meets the Night
06. Light Speed Journey
07. I'll Be Back Once More

Label: Scarlet Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 11 March, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/odddimension