Next review: » Blind Stare - Symphony Of Delusions
Released: 2010, Spider Rock Promotion
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
The 'Parallax Theory' is the debut album from the Italian prog/death metal band 'Blind Horizon'. Recording and mixed in the Hombre Lobo Studios in Rome you can hear the great recording quality needed for an album. On first hearing the album with the song 'Sex On The Phone' its hard to determine what genre this band actually falls into.
They state they get their influences on bands such as Death, Carcass, Dark Tranquillity and King Crimson, but I'm hearing a lot of other influences in this band too. The first few tracks are quite aggressive and complex but not so much as the album continues as it goes in a total different direction. I have to say at first I wasn't feeling this band at all, I can hear they have talent but the vocals and style really aren't for me.
'I defy you'; the fourth track on this album, seems more like my style as the band take a different twist. With stronger death metal vocals I didn't mind this song at all, but seems to be a total different concept from the other tracks. The second half of this album does seem heavier than the first half, it does feel like a different band from the first few tracks on the album and I'm not sure I like that. It seems to go in different directions and I'm not really happy following it, but this is probably because they just aren't to my personal taste.
I think with vocals like 'Alessandro Di Clemente'Ii'd rather see him doing something like 'Stoner Rock' or just pure 'Death Metal' vocals as I wasn't feeling his mid-vocal range in the other tracks. I do like the bands melodic moments in their songs as it shows a quieter softer side of the band with some great guitar solos. 'White Echoes' is a good track, with a great sound & bass line. The vocals sound so different, you'd think it wasn't the same vocalist but I definitely like this side better, this album is growing on me.
If you aren't already a fan of this band then id suggest you'd need to listen to this album quite a few times to get it, or you could be left feeling rather confused.
01. Sex On the Phone 5:16
02. I Am Your God 5:39
03. Trip for You 7:58
04. I Deify You 5:22
05. Parallax 7:59
06. White Echoes 5:55
07. All Souls’ Song 5:34
08. Shadowman 9:31
Alessandro Di Clemente - Vocals
Luca Fois - Guitar
Ambra Deagostini - Guitar
Federico Ferranti - Bass
Marco Scafidi - Drums
Previous review: » Blind Guardian - The Forgotten Tales