Title: Standing in Stillness
Produced by: Mythologic
Label/ Date: Progressive Music Management/ 2003
They combine complex nature of Fates Warning along with a rhythm section that is reminiscent of early ‘80’s Rush; Mythologic’s Standing In Stillness is as near perfect from cover to cover. Melissa’s angelic vocals bring to mind other female metal vocalists but in a more down to earth delivery. The band has the ability to balance haunting vocals and crunchy, abrasive guitars in perfect equilibrium, creating a beautiful musical symmetry. This is a world apart of the many bands in this genre that seems to be fueled by technique rather than feeling. The lyrical themes seem to be dark and brooding, similar to Fates Warning and The Gathering, around Mandylion/Nighttime Birds.
Standout tracks include “Standing in Stillness” which is very close to Fates Warning’s style in the early 90's, and the dark, 9 minute epic “A Dim Too Dark”.
There are other elements that when they do the lengthy instrumental passage, revealing a their influences of King Crimson thus making this possible for them not to be labeled a clone band.
In fact, they arrived just in time, along with another band Sun Caged to show that incorporating the standards from which the pioneers of prog-metal set, yet still create a interestingly original sound.
~Ron for ProgNaut.com [November 11th, 2003]
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