Artist: Docker's Guild
history man has fought in the name of religion, from Neolithic man to
modern day warriors, the battle may be in a different nation and under
many flags, but for the vast majority of wars over the ages, religion has
always been somewhere in the background.
this on board, virtuoso musician Douglas Docker has set his story of 'The
Mystic Technocracy', a silicon life form that formed religion as a way to
control, manipulate and eventually destroy humanity.
together the diverse influences from Progressive giants like Genesis, Yes and more
recent masters of the genre Dream Theater, as well as Melodic and AOR
bands like Journey and Asia, together with early Bowie and even the pop
extremes of Duran Duran, the musical barriers have been broken in the
pursuit of a Progressive Masterpiece.
when you bring in vocal talents like Tony Mills, Amanda Somerville,
Goran Edman, John Payne, as well as a multitude of musical talent that
includes Gregg Bissonette, Magnus Jacobson, Jeff Watson, Tony Franklin,
Guthrie Govan, plus Docker himself, you know that this
album is something special even without hearing a single track. The
line-up alone makes you want to check it out.
is ten superb tracks of pure blissful euphoria for the ear, from the opener
'A Matter Of
Energy', to the closer 'Black Swans', you feel yourself being sucked into
this Science Fiction world that Docker has created.
music could be captured in colours, then this Rock Opera would be a kaleidoscope if
of note have to be ‘Legion Of Aliens’ (feat Tony Mills). The magic
carpet ride of keyboards and guitars that is ‘Darwin’s Tears’.
pure Prog gold of the David Bowie cover ‘Loving The Alien’, and my
track / tracks of the
album, the fantastic ‘The Secret of DNA (pt 1) / Purple Orb / The
Secret of DNA (pt 2)'. Eleven minutes plus of sonic bliss. This is
Docker's 'Darkside of the Moon'.
is the first of five parts and if the rest are anywhere near the
splendour of this first outing, then the world of Progressive Metal will have
to rewrite the history books as a new masterpiece is about to be
A Matter Of Energy
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