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OVERHEAD

Haydenspark

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  • 26977
  • OVERHEAD
  • CD
  • PROGRESSIVE
  • 19.10.2018
Im Vorfeld des fünften Studioalbums von Overhead in 16 Jahren erfahren wir, dass die Songtexte... more

Im Vorfeld des fünften Studioalbums von Overhead in 16 Jahren erfahren wir, dass die Songtexte darauf sich mit den aktuellen Problemen und Ereignissen beschäftigen und dass man gitarrenorienterter als bisher musiziert. Ein Titel wie „Animation for the Poor Man“ scheint sich beispielsweise mit dem Einfluss des Fernsehens zu beschäftigen.

Wie es die Fans von Overhead wahrscheinlich erwarten würden, bietet das neue Album eine intelligent zusammengesetzte Rockmusik, in der die Elemente von Retroprog, Art Rock, US-Prog, Alternative Rock, Poprock, Progmetal und Hardrock aufeinandertreffen, um eine kurzweilige stilistische Mischung zu ergeben.

Gelegentlich gibt es dazu feurige Flötensolos, oder Gitarrensolos in guter Shredder-Tradition, die wohl durch Eddie van Halen gegründet wurde. In „King of the World“ steuert der hauptamtliche Schlagzeuger einige ebenso expressive wie kurze Saxparts bei. Das Album wurde mit einem zugleich quietschbunten und beeindruckenden Artwork ausgestattet, dessen Frontseite wie eine abstrakte Version von Queens „The Miracle“ anmutet.

Zwei Stücke des Albums offenbaren zudem eindeutige Black Sabbath-Einflüsse. Was an den charakteristisch doomigen Giarrenriffs in „Last Generation“ mit einer kurzen Andeutung bereits abgetan ist, zieht sich in „Death by Tribulation“ durch das gesamte Stück hindurch. Neben abgehenden, oder schleppenden Rockern haben die Finnen auch schmachtende Balladen mit akustischer Gitarre und den Mellotronstreichern im Angebot, wie es sich in „The Fall“ eindeutig zeigt. Als die letzte stilistische Überraschung des Albums fungiert „Gone Too Far“, das flotte, beinahe tanzbare Pop-Rock-Rhythmen mit exponierten Synthesizern, harten Gitarren und Flötenbeiträgen kombiniert.

Die Freunde von vielseitigem Artrock im Allgemeinen und Overhead im Speziellen werden mit „Haydespark“ vermutlich zufrieden sein. (S. Zielinski/BBS - 10/15)



Overhead is a Progressive Rock band from Finland with a recognisable and original sound. After a set of critically acclaimed albums and DVD‘s, Overhead are back with their long awaited fifth studio album titled Haydenspark!


The album is lyrically inspired by recent and current events in the world. The music features strong and catchy melodies and riffs, dynamic beats and is delivered with a Classic Rock sound. The music ranges from Rock, Prog and heavier riffs to more acoustic atmospheres, so the new album has a diverse and intense sound. Virtuosic guitar and drum work, groovy and strong bass lines and deeply emotional and melodic vocals are the tools to build the scenic music, where the atmosphere varies from melancholic to hard-hitting. The band sounds it‘s absolute best on this album. Haydenspark combines the sound of the earlier albums with a new and exiting, more guitar-driven direction. The album presents a noticeably more experienced band with catchy hooks that still remains unpredictable and exciting at the same time.


Overhead began in 1999 and released a trilogy of studio albums: Zumanthum (2002), Metaepitome (2005) and And We‘re Not Here After All (2008). The works, released by the French Musea, received excellent reviews, radio play and recognition around the globe. The success of the albums led to the band touring in rock-clubs and festivals around Europe. The venues ranged from smaller clubs to the palace of The Sun King in Versailles, not forgetting the legendary Spirit of 66 in Belgium, where Overhead has been back by popular demand many times. The work ensured Overhead‘s place on the map and made it one of Musea‘s best selling artists. In 2009 the band headed to Poland where Overhead‘s first DVD Live After All was recorded, released by the Polish Metal Mind. The band further supported the new album and DVD with their longest tour yet, playing very successful shows around Europe celebrating the 10th anniversary of Overhead.


In 2012 Overhead signed with the German Progressive Promotion Records and released Of Sun and Moon. The album defined the band‘s sound even further and was very well received by the fans and critics alike. The release was followed by more live dates and Overhead reached new territories playing festivals in the UK and in Italy for the first time. The show in Italy was also filmed and released as a DVD.


Now after years of hard work, and closing in on the band‘s 20-year old mark, Overhead are back with the new album Haydenspark, sounding better than ever!


TRACK LISTING

1. Animation for the Poor Man

2. Last Generation

3. Count Your Blessings

4. Haydenspark

5. King of the World

6. Across the Nation

7. Death by Tribulation

8. The Fall

9. Gone Too Far


MUSICIANS

Alex Keskitalo: Vocals & flute

Jaakko Kettunen: Guitars, bass, keyboards

Ville Sjöblom: Drums & percussion + saxophone on "King of the World"

Janne Pylkkönen: Bass + synth on "Haydenspark"

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