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Released: 2002, Independent
Heavy, aggressive, progressive metal is what is delivered by this Hudson Valley New York band. Within Another was formed in 2001 by guitarist/vocalist Dean Sternberg who had recently moved to the area from Philadelphia. He teamed up with drummer Chuck Nacarrato and went to work in Chuck’s home studio. The 2 never thought the group would get past the 2 man recording stage. That changed when bassist Mike Popless joined the band and for the first time they were a full unit. They then released this 4 song E.P. which clocks in at 26 minutes. “Conflict With Reason” opens the disc with a melodic guitar intro that belies the heaviness that surfaces a scant few seconds later. These guys don’t lie when they say they don’t depend on keyboards. The rhythms are intricate and the riffs crunching as Within Another shred some prog metal. “Dwelling” brings down the tempo as it twists and turns. Probably the most straight ahead track of the disc. “Written in Water” closes out the release with a groover or a track that focusses on the pain of relationships.
I have been aware of these guys for awhile as I have played some of their stuff on the Metal Rules radio Show which airs on Snakenet Metal Radio. With the release of the demo I had to have more material. The only complaint with the Cd is the muddy production. Of course its done in a home studio and its only a demo so its not that big of a deal. Though I would love to hear these songs with a better production as I think they would benefit greatly. For a new band Within Another have a great future and I look forward to hearing more work from this great new group.
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