Artist: Magnitude Nine

Title: Decoding the Soul

Produced by:

Label/ Date: Inside Out Muisc / 2004

official Magnitude Nine website

Tracks:

1. New Dimension
2. Lies Within The Truth
3. Facing the Unknown
4. To Find a Reason
5. Walk Through the Fire
6. Dead in Their Tracks
7. Changes
8. Torn
9. Thirty Days of Night
10. Sands of Time

The Review:

The Ohio based progressive metal band Magnitude Nine, released Decoding The Soul recently. I have the opportunity to have received a promo from InsideOut Music. I wasn’t aware of their msuic before listening. While there’s nothing new they add to the music world they do have a familiarity to the likes of Queensr˙che and on the website it’s said that they sound like Symphony X and at times, Yngwie Malmsteen. I haven’t heard those latter comparisons.

Unlike other progressive metal bands, Magnitude Nine has no epics or complex time changes, just melodic, catchy metal with a slight progressive flavor. In closing, Decoding the Soul has some great quality music on it but nothing that will be called “classic” but most metal & hard rock fan will enjoy it.

~Ron for ProgNaut.com [February 29th, 2004]

Band Members:

Corey Brown - Vocals
Rob Johnson - Guitars
Joseph Anastacio Glean - Keyboards
Ian Ringler - Bass
John Homan - Drums

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