Monday, September 11, 2017

Mavara "Consciousness"

Country: Iran/USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 11, 2017
1. Invasion (636 Gregory Calendar)
2. Love for Centuries
3. Childhood
4. Living the Fast Life
5. High on Power
6. Mandatory Hero
7. Time Makers
8. Run Out of the Maze
9. Illumunation
10. Consciousness

Ashkan Hamedi - Vocals, Electric Guitar
Farhood Ghadiri - Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizer
Anis Oveisi - Keyboards, Piano
Sina Khodaeifar - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
James Welch - Drums
Saman Saieddi - Guitar
Bryan Croad

Mavara plays a form of modern progressive rock that is punctuated with heavier moments, silky keys, and lots of grooves and guitar solos.  The band hails originally from Iran (though they live in the States now), and this heritage is at work on this album, possibly more than on anything else they have done.  From the opening dialogue that feels like it is taking place in the wilderness to the obvious Middle Eastern vibe to Ashkan’s vocal melodies, “Consciousness” shows us that the band is truly aware of who they are, and that is so comfortably appropriate.
Read the full review by Jason Spencer at theprogmind.com

Mandatory Hero
Time Makers

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