Artist/ Band: Chain
Label: Progrock Records
Year of Release: 2004
official Chain website
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As on itís debut, Chain still goes beyond the prog metal genre with usage of non conventional instruments in that genre, such as banjo and saxophone. The last track, Last Chance To See, is the most unusual of the disc, mainly because of itís mostly acoustic sound. Mike Kenneally and Victoria Trevithick share the vocals on it. Itís one of my favorite tracks besides the opener, Cities.
Exe comes both as a regular edition and a special edition which includes a yet to be released behind the scenes DVD of the making of Exe. Iím sure that will give an insightful look into the making of yet another wonderful Chain cd. If you enjoyed Frameshift then this is a worthy release that belongs in your collection. High recommended release for 2004. I canít wait to hear what Henning has in store for the progressive world . I think thereís a hint on the back cover of the cd labeled ďnew projectĒ..
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on October 8th, 2004
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