Power of Metal.dk Review

Odd Dimension
The Last Embrace to Humanity
Style: Progressive  Metal
Release date: 26 March, 2013
Playing time: 51:00

In 2011 this Italian band released its debut album 'Symmetrical', an album I'm not familiar with, so I can't compare this new one with it.

What I hear on this album is very o.k. A mix of prog and heavy with variable songs. Sometimes with heavy riffs like in the opening track, but also rather balladesk songs like "It's so Late", which has a guest appearance of Michele Luppi (Secret Sphere, Vision Divine). Also "Another Time" is a soft song, which has some Dream Theater influences. Fortunately the track "Fortune and Pain" is again a more up-tempo track with heavy guitar work and nice keyboard parts. "The New Line of Time" is a softer song, but due to the good vocals easy to listen to. My personal favorite is the last song. Probably because it is the heaviest track on the album, a song with aggressive riffs, driving keys and very solid drumming.

Perhaps not the most original progressive metal band, but surely one with good songs and a good balance between the heavier and the softer songs. I don't think there will be any prog metal fan disliking Odd Dimension's second album.

01. The Unknown King
02. Under My Creed
03. Dissolving Into the Void
04. It's So Late
05. Another Time
06. Fortune and Pain
07. The New Line of Time
08. Far From Desire
Label: Scarlet Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 26 March, 2013
Website: www.oddimension.it