Feeling alone since REGENCY's demise ? Here's something to dry your tears ! KSIZ is a young band from Strasbourg, led by two virtuosos: guitarist Mathieu SPAETER and drummer Jimmy PALLAGROSI. Supported by musicians as good as these two can be, the duet put all its talent and inspiration into a well-crafted instrumental piece of work, carrying the legacy of DREAM THEATER and PLANET X. The Progressive heavy-metal side isn't the only one here though: "Sandcrawler" (2007) knows how to mix various musical styles, such as jazz, funk and fusion jazz-rock. For instance, when the Fender Rhodes piano replaces the six-strings, one may think of NIACIN. Add some violin parts here and there, and Jean-Luc PONTY seems to come back from the Glorious Seventies. Following the path of its predecessor, KSIZ strikes again with a second album named "Nerve Of War", published in the year 2012 on the Musea Parallèle label. The quality of the compositions is still top-notch, inspiration leads the way again, and instrumental prowess rules. This isn't by chance if the guest-list includes such names as Derek SHERINIAN (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X...), Tom KENNEDY (Dave WECKL, Al Di MEOLA...) or Christophe GODIN (MORGLBL, GNO...). Let's also note that the album ends with a majestic nearly-twenty-minutes epic-track. No doubt about it, the French LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT of the XXIst Century is named KSIZ !