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Until Rain: Inure
Until Rain begin their third release Inure (Sensory Records) with otherworldly Rush-like chord progressions that startle and entertain at the same time. The opening track "New World Fiction" a perfect introduction to this Greek progressive metal outfit. The semi-ballad "A Tearful Farewell" is a nice fit in an album that explores symphonics while adhering to its metal foundation. It also gives us a stronger appreciation of the lead singer who stays within the structure of the song without losing pitch or overreaching in performance.
"Butterfly Invasion" is a longer track but decidedly pregnant with Queensryche influenced harmonies that gives it edgy nuance and wide scope seemingly designed to listen to with big headphones while drifting into the cosmos. The same goes for "Because Something Might Happen" except this song is not melodically laid back but rather has a sense of urgency to move you towards an important awareness. Most bands do not offer bonus tracks anymore and I always welcome them as another method to explore an avenue the band might not usually travel. "Debate" is such a track into that Until Rain is not likely to play pure commercial symphonic rock on a regular basis but this song clears shows it is part of their makeup and they conduct themselves masterfully.
The title track "Inure" is a thirteen-minute opus of symphonic metal, progressive chords and black metal overtones combining at different junctions of the song to complete a cycle of influential inspirations that drive Until Rain towards a united front of fascinating guitar fretting and vocal gymnastics. Until Rain plays on their third release like it was their sixth release. You can hear the maturity of musicians who care about what they compose. And you can feel the intellectual intensity of a group that plays brilliantly together.
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Progressus In Idem 05:54
New World Fiction 05:14
Because Something Might Happen 09:15
This Fear 05:38
A Tearful Farewell 04:32
This Solitude 06:48
Butterfly Invasion 06:44
A Broken Wing 04:58
Debate (bonus track) 04:56
Added: August 5th 2017
Reviewer: Mark Antony Rossi
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Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2017-08-05 08:31:08
Inure is the stunning new album from Greek progressive metal act Until Rain, a mature and powerful release that should hopefully see the band rise to the upper ranks of the genre. Rich with influences ranging from Pain of Salvation, Queensryche, and Dream Theater, Inure is quite heavy, yet containing all the intricate arrangements that prog-metal fans crave. Throughout, vocalist Cons Marg gives one amazing performance after another, delivering soaring high pitched falsetto's, commanding mid-range, and the occasional growl, all to stunning effect. The crushing, Meshuggah styled riffs of "Because Something Might Happen" play off the majestic keyboards quite nicely, while complex tunes such as "This Solitude" and "New World Fiction" showcase some serious heft in the guitar department as well as massive grooves. Mixed in with some lighter, more melodic fare, such as "Broken Wing" , "A Tearful Farewell", and the symphonic & epic title track, there's plenty of variety and textures to be found on this very strong new release, which is ultimately a must hear for any progressive metal fan. Sensory Records does it again!
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