Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Lifeline - For all who triumph

The Lifeline - For all who triumph (2006) Independent
Produced by The Lifeline
Tracks : 1.Beginnings 2.Parting is such sorrow 3.The four rooms 4.Mystery 5.And they still search 6.Honesty 7.Leave everything to me 8.Not for nothing 9.Moth to flame 10.I-90 11.Longing for the day 12.Resolution 13.For all who triumph 14.Eye in the sky
2,5 out of 5

The Lifeline is a progrock band from Chicago founded by singer/guitarist Ryan T Hope and Rebecca Faber on violin, their debut album "Where there is life, there is hope" came out in 2005 and the year after the follow up "For all who triumph" was released. The band has also released a 3rd album called "Reflections of hope" in 2011. This is what I would like to call modern prog, it´s really cool with the violin that bring thoughts to bands like Kansas and U.K but soundwise, The Lifeline has more in common with Coheed and Cambria and  A Perfect Circle. Or why not a progressive version of The Smashing Pumpkins. I don´t think the opening of the album is as strong as it should be, the best tracks come in the mid-section of the album such as "Leave everything to me", "Not for nothing" and "Moth to flame". Also check out Ryan T Hope collaboration with Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo on the track "You wont see the light" for the Underworld : Awakening Soundtrack in 2012.
The Lifeline had a great concept with World War II for "For all who triumph" but it´s far from a triumph musicwise.

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