SUSPENDED ANIMATION DREAMS
Have you ever wondered what a mixture of Opeth and Steely Dan would sound like? Wonder no more, as the avant-garde troupe Subterranean Masquerade’s myriad of instruments concisely answers that burning question on SUSPENDED ANIMATION DREAMS, a lofty eight-track affair whose broadened appeal goes from the prog rock fanatic to the free-form music audience in the matter of minutes. Featuring members of Orphaned Land and Novembers Doom, this revolving cast of musicians has created a buffet for your ears to feast on, as any instrument you could think of is used at one point during these ambitious songs. Drawing parallels to unique acts like Pink Floyd, this project’s lack of boundaries and adventurous spirit is unlike anything you’ll hear this year, or maybe in the next 10, and is recommended for those who like a challenging listening experience.