The Android Meme
Ordo Ab Chao
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: 28 June, 2011
Playing time: 47:06

Toronto based progressive metal act The Android Meme is a strange commodity... basics are founded in the progressive scene (A Perfect Circle, Zero Hour and Rush) and when they stay within the confines of progressive rock/metal (does that even exist?) they manage to do well, but they adds more layers to their sound and do often stray into the land of electro-pop with bands like Depeche Mode and even Talk Talk coming to mind.

The title roughly translates to "order and chaos" and for most parts there are order in the chaos and the mixture of the many styles work! There are parts that don't sit well with me and feel a bit misplaced, but the general picture is positive. And with the addition of a good and well-balanced production we are dealing with a fine album here.

It plays to their advantage that they are so diverse and sound like no other band and I suggest you give them a listen, or five because this might not sit with you straight away...

01. The Machine Stops (3:53)
02. Sumii (3:54)
03. Polar Rose (5:41)
04. Sigma (4:19)
05. Ordo Ab Chao (3:34)
06. Left Right Parasite (5:44)
07. Esoterika (4:18)
08. Spook (4:13)
09. Whistleblower (5:15)
10. Stranger (5:49)
Label: Magna Carta
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 25 June, 2011