Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Polarization - Chasing the light

Polarization - Chasing the light (2012) Mediaskare Records
Produced by Polarization
Tracks : 1.Damages 2.Ultrazone 3.Pulse 4.Teardrop 5.Reanimate 6.Solar attack 7.Neon sky 8.Alive 9.Chasing the light 10.Shape shifter 11.The other side of paradise
3,5 out of 5

Instrumental rock albums can be pretty boring at times if the music doesn´t contain any elements of surprise or beautiful arrangements, not to mention the most important part, strong melodies.
Los Angeles based trio Polarization deliver a rather odd fusion affair with traces of death metal and progressive rock. Among their influences we find Freak Kitchen, Meshuggah, Sikth and Allan Holdsworth. They are excellent players and I am especially impressed by the six string work, their guitarist truly sound like a mix between Mattias Ia Eklundh and Allan Holdsworth. Awesome. The songs are quite entertaining too, they blend heavy riffs with jazzrock harmonies where the highlights are "Ultrazone" and "Neon sky".
This album do have the elements of surprise so thumbs up.

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