Escape Music www.escape-music.com
Until Rain hail from Greece and were formed back in 2004, since then they have released one full album and an EP. Now they have signed with Escape Music to release this rather good slab of progressive metal.
‘Brain Death’ kicks starts the album in style, with pomptastic keys and the vocals of Yannis Papadopoulos, who has a strong vocal which he needs to rise above the bombastic beat and heavy guitars. This song reminded me of Dream Theater in their rock mode. ‘Living Hell’ is classic speed metal meets Evergrey or Symphony X at full tilt, impressive listening. ‘My Own Blood’ offers some respite at a slower pace and the keys of Lefteris Germenlis add greatly to the music on offer.
On the epic songs they show their musical skills, none more so than on ‘Empty Helmet’ with a couple of top notch guitar solos and interesting vocal arrangements. The title track weighs in at over eighteen minutes and builds from a gentle piano/vocal intro to melodic rock middle before the instrumental section mixes pomp rock and clear, heavy guitar solos. For a band only on their second full album they have lots of musical ideas and although maybe nothing too original at times, they play it with style.
A good find by Escape and this album should be investigated pronto by prog metal fans. Get a few festival appearances under their belts and this band could soon be up there with the At Vance’s and Evergrey’s of this world.
Review by Jason Ritchie
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Featured Albums w/c 15 November 2021 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 MEMORIA AVENUE Memoria Avenue (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 FANS OF THE DARK Fans Of The Dark (Frontiers)
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THE FORGOTTEN Interstellar (FiXT Noir)
QUILL Riding Rainbows (indie)
DEAD REYNOLDS Uninspired (The Fort)
CAVALCADE Dreaming About (Golden Robot)
HANNAH ALDRIDGE Sinking (indie)
GREYHAVEN All Candy (Rude Records)
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