Artist/ Band: Dimension X
Title: So... This Is Earth
Label: Unicorn Digital
Year of Release: 2005
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The Review:

Well it seems that the Milwaukee area has been a bit of a progressive music cornerstone lately with such bands as Koepecky, Far Corner and Parallel Mind. Now those fantastic bands are joined by a new band called Dimension X. Rooted in the prog-metal genre with some nods to modern metal. This is actually one of the very few non-Dream Theater like bands, so I’d expect that to be a big selling point for getting fans. One thing that I noticed, and I could be wrong, is that Dimension X could well be one of the only vocal prog-metal bands with a stick player, which gives the music a more unique sound.

Their debut on Unicorn Digital, So... This Is Earth is chock full of heavy complex yet melodic music full of rhythm and slice of technical in the compositions. At some points I often hear a similarity to Tool, mostly in the way the vocals are presented. The songs that you hear this the most are Why, Nothings Changed and the 17-minute epic,“Xeno’s Paradox," which showcases the band’s ability to do many time-signature switches, while retaining a melodic and ethereal feel. At the end of the disc, it leaves you wanting more. This band in my opinion goes way metal, in fact they embrace the true meaning of the word progressive to create some of the best music I’ve heard ever.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on August 16th, 2005


1. Why
2. Open letter
3. Corporate Ladder
4. Introspection
5. Train Wreck
6. Xeno's Paradox
7. Intrigue
8. Nothing's Changed

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