Power of Metal.dk Review

Enochian Theory
Life... and All It Entrails
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: 12 March, 2012
Playing time: 55:09

UK three-piece progressive rockers Enochian Theory create slick, moody soundscapes. The band draws inspiration from vintage prog rock bands such as Genesis, King Crimson and Pink Floyd, along with more modern prog influences such as Tool, Marillion and Porcupine Tree.
After receiving good reviews for their 2010 self-released debut CD, Evolution: Creatio Ex Nihilio, the band now brings us Life... and All It Entails
And what does Life... and All It Entails entail? More of the same eerie, epic prog pieces.
The songs take awhile to sink in, but if you let the music envelope you, it will take you on a hypnotic, rhythmic journey full of mesmerizing melodies and emotional, uplifting moods.
Enochian Theory are still a bit premature to be a legitimate powerhouse prog band, but they show promise. There’s not much of a difference from their debut except the songs have more depth to them, yet nothing really stands out as being particularly spectacular or highly memorable.
The songs may start out timid, but they gradually build with emotion and aggression and soon turn into a raging monster, as on “In Times of Silence.” “Distances” is a melodic moving piece that will capture your attention. “Inversions,” with its huge echo, reverb picking reminds me of Pink Floyd. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Harris-Hayes’ vocals on “Loves” sounds like they are coming straight from the mouth of Marillion’s Steve Hogarth.
If you’re wanting to check out a newer prog band with vintage and modern prog influences, then Enochian Theory is an adequate band for you to explore.

01. Zero Is Also A Number 
02. This Aching Isolation 
03. Hz 
04. Non Sum Qualis Eram 
05. Distances 
06. Inversions 
07. Creatio Ex Nihilio 
08. In Times of Silence 
09. For Your Glory, Great Deceiver 
10. Nisi Credideritis, Non Intelligetis 
11. The Motives Of The Machine 
12. Singularities 
13. Loves
Label: Mascot Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kelley Simms
Date: 15 February, 2012
Website: www.enochiantheory.co.uk