Friday, August 24, 2018

Lux Terminus "The Courage to Be"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 24, 2018
1.  Prologue: The Departure (I) – 1:39
2.  Electrocommunion – 5:07
3.  The Journey (II) – 4:15
4.  Aberration – 5:32
5.  Miles Away – 4:52
6.  Spectral Shapes – 3:33
7.  The Road Home (III) – 6:06
8.  Effusion – 6:36
9.  The Courage to Be – 20:56
10.  Epilogue: Fly (IV) – 4:38

Vikram Shankar (Redemption) - Piano, Keyboards
Matthew Kerschner - Drums
Brian Craft - Bass
Timo Somers (Delain) - Guitar Solo (9)
Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous, Musk Ox) - Cello (9)
Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend, Vuur, Ayreon) - Vocals (10)

Total Time 63:14

The band cites a lot of influences on this album (progressive metal, rock, jazz fusion (I’m not the greatest fan of this type of music but it works here), electronic, and cinematic music) and all of that is here. I don’t want to take away anything from that lengthy description but the overall vibe and sound I get from this is: picture Liquid Tension Experiment without the guitar. Well.. not ALL without guitar. There is a guest guitarist on the epic here, so maybe think LTE with just a pinch of guitar.
Read the full review by Rob at progressivemusicplanet.com

Also read the review at  manofmuchmetal.com


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1 comment :

  1. Just an FYI... I wrote the review over at Progressive Music Planet. Wouldn't want to inflict Rob's name with my bad prose. :-)