THOUGHT CHAMBER — Angular Perceptions (review)

THOUGHT CHAMBER — Angular Perceptions album cover Album · 2007 · Progressive Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
martindavey87
I originally came across this band after hearing and falling in love with the song 'Transmigration of Souls', and upon finding out that their singer was none other than Enchant's Ted Leonard, I just knew I had to have this album.

One word: Wow.

After a two minute instrumental opening track, the song 'Sacred Treasure' completely blew me away, with its intro full of random guitar/keyboard/bass licks and solos, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. So many instruments playing so many different things at once. Interestingly layered melodies and harmonies makes this an instant classic in my eyes.

The typical prog metal cliché is that this is very 'Dream Theater-inspired', and whilst I'm not denying that, Thought Chamber have a very cool, exotic style and mixture of elements which make this a truly unique group. The amazing playing and songwriting style could easily stand toe-to-toe against the genre's pioneers, and songs like 'Sacred Treasure', 'Balance of One', 'God of Oblique' or any of the instrumentals justify this.

At times Leonard's vocals seem a little thin for this style of music, but hey, I'm not complaining, it still sounds awesome. In fact, there is nothing to complain about, this is one hell of a debut, and deserves a place in every prog fans collection.
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adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
This is a great album, but I find their second superior in just about every way.
more than 2 years ago
Hmm... Spock's Beard goes Dream Theater? Very good musicianship and Leonard reminds me of Steve Perry in a track or two when he goes high. I'll keep this one in mind.
more than 2 years ago
I'll check it out in a moment. I like Ted Leonard but I'll admit that when I listen to Enchant I am reminded of Spock's Beard and when I listen tot Spock's Beard I am reminded of Enchant. I wonder what this album will remind me of.

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