Saturday, 11 May 2013

Intervals - In Time

This weeks review is for Intervals album 'In Time', it is an instrumental Progressive Metal album.
Track listing:
1. Alchemy
2. Mata Hari
3. Tapestry
4. Momento
5. Epiphany

Track 1 'Alchemy' is pretty much a 2 minute intro to the album and is a short but fairly solid track. The album as a whole largely focuses on the lead guitar more than the other instruments.

Track 2 'Mata Hari' has some great riffs and an erie dissonant ring in the background at parts that gives this track that extra little bit of uniqueness. But I personally think that this song is too long for it's own good, I think there's not enough going on in the song before the solo comes up leaving you a tad bit bored. The solo in the song is very "soulful" and not an extremely technical shredding one which is a pleasant surprise as many bands now days go for solos that are nothing but notes played really fast.\

Track 3 'Tapestry' is the second longest track on the album at 5:19 and it makes incredible use of it's time by having blazing solos and riffs. The drum work can be fairly boring at times with it's simplicity compared to the  guitar work, but there are times when the drums do hold their own on this track.

Track 4 ' Momento has one of my favourite solos (starts at 2:30) from the album but the riff that starts about 25 seconds in feels a bit disjointed and "core-ish". The song as a whole is held together almost completely by the lead guitar work and wouldn't be what it is without the incredible solos.

The final track on the album 'Epiphany' is just like the rest of the album with strong lead guitars and soloing and yet again the drums don't take my breathe away. But in saying all this the lead guitar almost makes up for this by being so great.

Bass guitar: 6/10
Guitars: 9/10
Drums: 6/10
Overall: 7/10

The album is a solid listen for an instrumental album but could use more work on the drums and more prominent bass lines. Definitely worth a download.

Sorry for the lateness of this post, thank you for reading. And don't forget to comment!


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