Sliiiiiightly biased but "Origin Unknown" is one of my favorite compositions and I'm honored to have it recorded by such great artists. The piece tells the journey of my great grandmother coming to the US from Poland. Some of my most beautiful writing on display here with some of my favorite transitions ever. I'm very proud of my work here as well as Duo Montagnard's performance!
Not a single filler track. Every song a gem worthy of awards. This has become my favorite album even above many of my long time favorites. Heavy, grooving, well written to the point that every song is a journey as you don't expect. Just brilliant. I can't wait to hear more from Vola in the future.
On release day I can't even wait until the first track is over to type this review. I'm already blown away! The riffs are *@*#ing amazing, the lyrics are killer as are the vocals, the keys are ethereal, and the drumming and bass are on point. I'm blown away and even more in love with this band now.
A truly odd trek through a wide range of emotions and musical ideas, but at the same time exquisitely constructed in its oddness. Amongst its weaponry are such elements as fear, surprise, a ruthless efficiency...(jk). Seriously though, a brilliant and crazy work that makes me incredibly sad that I discovered it after the band has already separated. This feels like a band that has just honed in on its artistry and then (poof) they're gone....
One of the greatest musical adventures that I've ever heard. It's full of contemporary classical craziness, jazz, metal, and lots of other weird influences. This is easily one of the most progressive and Earth shattering prog albums around. It's not possible for me to more highly recommend an artist. Buy this!!
A beautiful combination of Baroque and Classical era influences mixed with all of the beauty of a modern metal band. Fantastic playing all around combined with a singer with a smooth voice. I'm loving this more every time I listen to it.
A masterful progressive concept work that I can only wish was much much longer. No other complaints, only a plethora of compliments: great instrumentation, superb compositional arch, fantastic playing, amazing melodies and grooves. One of my favorite albums. I want more!
An intricately written nuanced shred-fest. Greatly enjoyable with head-banging moments as well as more subtle moments throughout. Gratefully not overly reliant on power chords! Jazz and classical in metal is a necessity in my mind.
An amazing band that has a little of everything: Great grooves, great riffs (guitar and bass), and great melodies. It's easy to see them going very far in this genre. Easily my favorite band right now.
Fantastic and well written instrumental metal. I always say that if you are an instrumental band the music has to be particularly interesting because a vocalist isn't propping up the whole enterprise. Let's face it humans are drawn toward the human voice. This band is fantastic.
Recommendation to video game companies: Call up Danimal Cannon and hire him to score your game. It will sell better than with a terribly written orchestral score by some schmuck with limited compositional talent.
A beautifully constructed masterpiece. Most instrumental progressive metal comes across as competent but this is truly artful. It's heavy when appropriate, builds skillfully to climactic peaks, and allows you to settle in to enjoy some relaxing moments here and there. Simply genius.
As I'm not a fan of screaming vocals generally I'm grateful for the offering of an instrumental version of this fantastically heavy album!! It's musical competent all on it's own and doesn't even need vocals.