Artist/ Band: Audiocracy
Title: Revolution's Son
Label: The Lost Records
Year of Release: 2008
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- "Revolution's Son" the debut by Audiocracy, a concept album about a man's journey through a post-apocalyptic world, is quite an interesting mix up symphonic and complex progressive rock. Itís one of those albums thatís a grower, mainly due to the complex nature of the music. Within each song the instrumentation is constantly changing tempo and time signatures, sometimes a little too much. Donít get me wrong I do like complex music but in small doses. Iím very much into melodic forms of music.
To me Audiocracy embodies the spirit of Progressive rock, from itís beginnings to some recently. I hear bands like Kansas, ELP, Rush as well as Cryptic Vision, Dream Theater, Spockís Beard and so many more. From the first track you hear all those influences and the vocals sound like none of those bands. To me thatís a plus since most bands want a vocalist to sound like someone else rather than doing something naturally.
Songs range from 3 minutes to 10 minutes, which gives a nice balance. Basically the band doesnít feel they have to fill the album with epics just for the sake of it. I like when bands like Audiocracy compose their music in a quality way rather than quantity. If you like the afore mentioned bands and took some time at the Audiocracy MySpace page, you should be able to make the right choice and get this album today.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on September 15th, 2008
- 1. Part I - The Dream: Revolution's Son
- 2. Part II - The Hope: Puzzle City
- 3. Part III - The Underground: Escape into The Fray Zone
- 4. Part IV - The Confrontation: Speak Truth To Power
- 5. Part V - The Extinction: Gethsemane Again
- 6. Part VI - The Survivors: When The Future Comes
- 7. Part VII - The Re-Emergence: Dare To Sing
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