Of Sun and Moon

June 29, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 29, 2012
  • Label: Progressive Promotion Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Overhead
  • Total Length: 48:41
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  • ASIN: B008D8G8OS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,499 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Overhead is a progressive band from Finland and their fourth and latest studio album is a real treasure full of innovation and masterful musicianship. Each composition has a diverse structure, rather different from the track preceding it, and in this the album exudes a refreshing feeling as the music tends to move from heavy metal riffs to tranquil passages of beauty. The emotional music is helped by the diversity in musical instruments; Alex Keskitalo is an excellent flautist, along with very effective vocals throughout, Jaakko Kettunen adds aggression on heavy guitars, and some wonderful soloing, Tarmo Simonen augments the sound with ambient keyboards, and piano, along with swathes of synthesizers, Janne Pylkk'nen holds things together on bass, with some infectious grooves to hook into, and all is overseen with the accomplished percussion work of Ville Sj'blom.

The album begins with definitive prog metal on 'Lost Inside 2', with some Dream Theater riffs, and an epic chorus. This is soon followed by 'Berlin', that has a melodic guitar phrase and some soaring solo work sprinkled over the top. Almost seamlessly 'An Afternoon of Sun and Moon' takes over and is definitely a break away from the heavy intricate riffing to make way for the sweet sound of keyboards and gentler nuances. It even has a reggae rhythm and some odd vocals that move from clean low tones to a high register. The chorus builds well with electro melodies and retro synths. Next is 'Aftermath' that sounds unique with an electronic pulse and lovely harmonies. The guitar reverb has a spacey vibe, and alternative style vox enhances the feel. The chorus gets heavier as the guitars crash in.
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