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Test of Wills is just a fun look at the prog metal scene,
By A Customer
This review is from: Test of Wills (Audio CD)
I bought this cd after listening to another piece by the same writer, trent gardner. I was extremely pleased with the other piece's time changes and complexity and depth to the writing(Age of Impact, by Explorer's club). I bought Test of Wills hoping for the same. What I got was a slightly scaled down version of the original. The strange time is all there, and even a bit in excess, but it's got fun grooves and cool drum patterns that make you wish Terry Bozzio was playing on this one of Gardner's treats like he was on Explorer's Club. Overall, it's a quality album, and if you're new to Magna Carta Records this isn't a bad place to start.