- Order number: 30159
- Band/Artist: INNER ODYSSEY
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 20.03.2020
Die kanadische Progressive Rock-Band INNER ODYSSEY veröffentlicht am 20. März 2020 ihr neues Album „The Void“.
Als Einflüsse nennen INNER ODYSSEY Bands wie PORCUPINE TREE, RIVERSIDE, SPOCK’S BEARD und KARNIVOOL.
1. Overhanging 2. The Reckoning 3. Into the Void 4. Don’t Walk way 5. I’m Fine 6. Endgame 7. Nemesis 8. Continue Without Saving 9. The Great Collapse
After almost 5 years since the release of its 2nd album and several lineup changes, the progressive rock band Inner Odyssey from Quebec City is back in force, with a solid formation, to present "The Void", a 3rd ambitious opus which reaffirms its colorful and versatile musical vision.
This concept album, with a 49:07 minute running time of music spread over 9 original songs, explores the themes of rejection, failure and cyber addiction. The exploitation of these themes is expressed in an atypical and assumed fashion, with metaphors drawn from the virtual world : video games, pornography and social media. It tells the story of an individual plagued by failure and regret, who has no other way of maintaining the denial of his pain than by the anesthesia of his conscious self and the rejection of the real world as he shuts himself up in an alternative and playful reality. While evolving in a modern and refined instrumental direction, this new album features heavier riffs where the seven-string guitar takes a major place, while adding colorful keyboard lines that recall the sound of 8 bits retro video games. Vocoder‘s integration does not go unnoticed, barely betraying the influences of a certain Bon Iver. Complex rhythm sections are played alongside passages with electro-ambient influences and Synth Sci-Fi atmospheres, while occasionally giving way to soft acoustic guitars and delicate organic percussions. Dirty and distorted bass lines also comes to the forefront but without overshadowing the ambitious poly-harmonic vocal lines that greatly contribute to the group‘s sound signature. In other words, the group here played the card of variety and dichotomy. So many influences intertwine in a finely organized chaos and showcase the varied skills and tastes of the five music lovers.