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Vanity Is A Virtue
Released: 2005, Sonic Age Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
The brainchild of American musician Christopher Morris inorder to put his music degrees to good use. The band began in ’98 as a way for Morris to get his ideas and talent heard. After 2 successful releases this new disc is their first for Sonic Age Records. With comparisons to bands like Dream Theater and Rush you know the musicianship is first rate.
The 7 tracks found here are good and well written. Had Christopher and Co. kept the progressive metal style happening throughout it would have made the CD much more enjoyable. In places the vocals switch to a Black/Death Metal growl which is totally out of place and ruins a perfectly great song. They should pick one style of singing and stick with it. The growling vocals coupled with excellent instrumentation just doesn’t work well here.
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