are the latest progressive metal band to catch my attention. With
all the growing interest in this particular genre in the UK over the
last couple of years, it's hard for any band who have been labelled to
this genre to bring something new to it. But SceneS have managed
to do just that.
'Call Us At The Number You Provide!' is a master class for anyone
wanting to venture into the vast assortment of Prog Metal bands that are
out there. The mix of soaring keyboards and power chord guitar,
combined with heavy drums is as intricate as you'll find on any of the
more established bands in the genre out there.
'Call Us On The Number You Provided!' might be a bit of a mouthful as a
title, but with a big title the band have brought forth a big sound to
back it up.
The band wanted it's name SceneS to inspire the listener to paint
pictures and scenes in their mind as they listen. None of this
absorb the album into their subconscious and make it their very own Tate
Gallery of sound and vision.
The opening track 'So (Father)' is a prime example of this with its
heavy bass guitar and the sublime guitar riffs, then the almost
understated keyboards that make this an exceptional track and an
The whole album is full of fantastic tracks. There are no fillers
on this album at all. Each track seems to flow into the next with
ease. It's hard to pick tracks that stand out from the rest as
each track holds its own against the previous one.
There are one or two quite outstanding tracks. One being 'My Own
Life' which simply rocks from the off and continues throughout the
track. The second is the first track that we hear Nektarios
Bamiatzis put his vocals to. Anyone not entirely familiar with the
name might remember when I say that Nektarios reached number 8 in the
German equivalent of Pop Idol. Although Nektarios has since left
the band to concentrate on his solo career, he still remains very good
friends with the band.
'I Will Stay' is another powerhouse of a track with once again the bass
lines pounding out the tempo of the track with great conviction and
If you like me you have grown to fully appreciate and enjoy the European
Prog Metal scene then I would strongly suggest you check this band out.
I for one can't wait for the next instalment!