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CD SIX MINUTE CENTURY WASTING TIME REVIEW

SIX MINUTE CENTURY

WASTING TIME

2013

 

 

COMING SOON

 

 

This is a good dose of Texan Power Metal with progressive leanings in the style of Savatage and Kamelot with powerful vocals that take the band beyond the level of also-rans to real contenders. I must admit when the ‘needle hit the groove’ I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as the name of the band conjured up a young maybe even Metalcore sound, so I was pleased when ‘1900’/’City of Hope’ came blasting out: it’s a powerful and brooding way to start.

 

‘Just Remains’ that follows is solid and you start to get an inkling that this is a band that’s not really looking to anyone in making their music: they just do what they do without seeking out any prevailing trend or genre.

 

Next Up ‘Killing Fields’ is probably my standout here: it has a great refrain, insistent melody and verses that tie the song together and lodge in your head. That really though is where the album falls down somewhat: while there’s not really a bad song here, by today’s standards clocking in at over an hour, it needs a couple of show-pieces to break up the consistency. Definitely worth checking out though if you love your heavy Prog this is a US band doing it as well as the Europeans.

 


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Mark Diggins

 

CD SIX MINUTE CENTURY WASTING TIME REVIEW 2013