Power of Metal.dk Review

Semantic Saturation
Style: Progressive Rock/Metal
Release date: 21 January, 2013
Playing time: 51:14

This project, founded by guitarist Shant Hagopian is featuring several well known musicians such as drummer Virgil Donati (Stev Vai) and bassist Ric Fierabracci (Planet X). As guest musicians you can hear Derek Sherinian (keyboards) and on one song vocalist Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas).

When I saw the name of Andy Kuntz, I immediately got enthusiastic about this album and volunteered for reviewing it. Great was my disappointment when I discovered he is only singing on one track, "What if We All Stop". All the other songs are instrumentals with the focus on Shant's guitar playing. This album shows that Shant is a good guitar player and he is able to write interesting tracks. Fans of instrumental guitar based progressive rock/metal, think a combination of bands like Dream Theater, Transatlantic and guitar heroes like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, will certainly like this.

Personally I rather have songs with vocals, but for the guitar players among us this is an interesting album.

01. Ambivalence
02. Make Believe
03. Lost and Found: Insanity
04. Stardust
05. Blessing in Disguise
06. Armchair Activist
07. Point of Singularity
08. Time is Illusion
09. What if We All Stop
Label: Cornless Unicorn
Distribution: Cornless Unicorn
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 6 March, 2013
Website: www.semanticsaturation.com