Consortium Project
CONSORTIUM PROJECT

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Album · 1999

Filed under Progressive Metal

Tracklist

1. House of Cards (4:19)
2. Banquet for Thieves (5:36)
3. Evilworld (3:43)
4. Garden of Eden (4:20)
5. The Entity (instrumental) (2:45)
6. Change Breeds Contempt (4:17)
7. A Miracle Is All We Need (4:51)
8. The Snake (3:23)
9. Criminals & Kings (4:12)
10. Chain of Fear (5:22)
11. Pandora's Box (4:01)
12. Humanitarian (3:21)
13. Change Breeds Contempt (demo) (4:15)

Total Time: 54:29

Line-up/Musicians

- Ian Parry / vocals, keyboards, synthesizer programming
- Jan Vayne / piano
- Stephan Lill / guitars (tracks 2, 3, 4 & 9), backing vocals (track 8)
- Thomas Youngblood / guitars (track 6)
- Tamas Szekeres / guitars (track 11)
- Barend Courbois / bass (tracks 3 and 9)
- Martin Helmantel / bass (track 11)
- Dirk Bruinenberg / drums, vocals
- Patrick Rondat / guitars(tracks 1, 5, 7 & 11), bass (track 11)
- Arjen Lucassen / bass (tracks 6, 7 & 8)
- Tommy Newton / bass (tracks 2, 4 & 10), backing vocals (track 10)
- Jan Rooymans / backing vocals (tracks 1, 4, 7, 9 & 11)
- Henk van den Braken / backing vocals (track 8)
- Melanie Newton / backing vocals (track 10)

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Rereleased November 18, 2011, on Lion Music as "Consortium Project I: Kings and Criminals".

Thanks to Time Signature, rushfan4 for the updates

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martindavey87
Ian Parry has done a fantastic job with the debut release of his Consortium Project. A group consisting of... wait... hold on, who the hell is Ian Parry?!

His name is so almost-pompously placed in the title of the album as if he's someone you should know. It's almost hilarious. He's released a few solo rock albums, and he was known at the time of this albums release for fronting the Dutch prog/power metal band Elegy, who I actually quite like, but apparently nobody else really does. Still, when I got this CD and saw some of the musicians involved, my interest certainly piqued. Besides the savior of music himself, Ian Parry, this album features Thomas Youngblood from Kamelot, Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon fame, and members of Elegy, the band Parry was fronting at the time, all make appearances.

All jokes aside though, Ian Parry, messiah of music and master of the microphone, has gone and released a pretty good album. The music sounds exactly as you'd expect it to; guitar/keyboard-driven progressive metal, that actually does a fantastic job of blending elements of progressive and power metal, along with hard rock and even AOR influences. And Parry does have a pretty good voice. Bonus points!

That doesn't stop things from getting stale though. As half-way through the record the quality of the songs starts to diminish a little. They're not drastically terrible, but they certainly ooze of filler material, not worthy of a musical prophet such as Ian Parry. But the first few tracks, in particular, 'House of Cards', 'Banquet of Thieves', 'Garden of Eden' and 'Change Breeds Contempt' are all fine examples of good, quality progressive metal. And the closing track 'Pandora's Box' picks things up again, so at least the album doesn't end on a bum-note.

It's nothing that will change your life, but it will make a fine addition to the collection of any fans of progressive or power metal.

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Time Signature
House of cards...

Genre: progressive power metal

Originally released in 1999 as "Ian Parry's Consortium Project", or simply just "Consortium Project", the album is going to be reissued November 18, 2011, on Lion Music as Consortium Project I: Criminals and Kings (a title which is more in line with the titles of Ian Parry's subsequent Consortium Project releases).

We are dealing with modern power metal with a progressive and slightly symphonic twist here (but not to the same extent as with the subsequent releases), and many of the tunes evolve around groovy and more classic metal-styled riffs. True to the power metal ethos, there are plenty of catchy vocal lines in the choruses on the album, and there is, in general, also quite the focus on melody.

Still, and this is my main beef with this release, despite the use of melody and catchy choruses, the album fails to make any lasting impression on me. I have given the upcoming reissue a lot of spins now, and still only very few parts strike me as being truly memorable. The album actually starts out very strongly with 'House of Cards', which contains som strong riffing and some pretty good vocal lines, and ends on a strong note in the form of a bonus track demo version of 'Evil World'. These two tracks are pretty good and quite memorable, but everything in between is just one big blur. This is one of those album where you will have to listen to just a couple of tracks at the time in order to not do the album, and the individual tunes, any disfavors.

In any case, it has an important place in the history of the Consortium Project, and fans who have not heard the first release yet should take this opportunity to get acquainted with the beginning of the saga of the Consortium Project.

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