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SPACE ODYSSEY
THE ASTRAL EPISODE
CANDLELIGHT

Progressive metal keyboardist Richard Andersson found some time out of his busy schedule to hammer out this eight-track endeavor bursting with heavy atmosphere. With a good handle on the intricacies and nuances of prog metal’s virtuoso performance demands, THE ASTRAL EPISODE delivers a tougher, more edgy version of what you’d expect from a cross between Dream Theater’s excessive musicianship and ‘80s metal’s keen knack for melodic vocals with majestic overtones ringing throughout. “Dazzle the Devil” and the title cut are just two examples of how Space Odyssey pull off the well-trained band vibe meets epic metal troupe sans that clinical approach many bands in this genre struggle with dropping.
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- Mike SOS