DAY SIX — The Grand Design

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

DAY SIX - The Grand Design cover
4.44 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2010

Filed under Progressive Metal
By DAY SIX

Tracklist

1. Massive Glacial Wall (9:03)
2. Lost Identity (9:02)
3. Castel Gandolfo (6:30)
4. Inside (16:27)
5. Fergus Falls (7:40)
6. A Soul's Documentary (4:46)
7. Age of Technology (8:08)
8. 7th Sign (7:02)
9. In The End (3:40)

Total Time 72:18

Line-up/Musicians

- Robbie van Stiphout / Guitars, Vocals
- Daan Liebregts / Drums
- Nick Verstappen / Bass Guitar
- Dolf van Heugten / Synths

Guest Musicians:

- Linda Kessels, Maartje Imandt and Ellen Voermans / Female Vocals
- Eric Berkers / Saxophone on "Lost Identity"

About this release

Label: Lion Music
Release Date: June 18, 2010

Thanks to Stooge for the addition

Buy DAY SIX - THE GRAND DESIGN music

Amazon (logo)
Grand DesignGrand Design
CD Baby 2010
$4.94
$7.98 (used)
Showing 1 items | Cache expiring in 22h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & DAY SIX music

DAY SIX THE GRAND DESIGN reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

Sinkadotentree
Seven years after their solid debut The Netherland's DAY SIX are back and better than ever. I think it's the way they contrast the atmospheric sections with the heavy passages that really does it for me more than anything else here. We get lots of samples and i really do like the singer's voice. There's even some guest sax on one track. But this is all about Prog-Metal people and these guys do it as good as anyone. It's tough to even pick out my top three tracks just because this is so consistant. If i had to pick out one track though it would be the 16 1/2 minute epic called "Inside". This one is a monster and the mood and tempo does change often. Without question this is album is a must for Prog-Metal fans.
Time Signature
Massive metallic wall...

Genre: progressive metal

Day Six are a progressive metal band, and "The Grand Design" certainly delivers progressive metal.

But we ar not dealing with the flamboyant sort of progressive metal associated with the likes of Dream Theater. Day Six are progressive in that they experiment with the juxtaposition of various different moods through combination of soft and heavy parts and generally make use of complex song structures without their music ever being complicated. They also draw on the psechedelia of the progressive rock of the 70s in a fashion that reminds me a bit of Alrune Rod.

This results in a dark and slightly pyschedelic type of heavy but catchy mushc which one can easily lose oneself in. Thus, I think that "The Grand Design" has something in common with Psychotic Waltz, Thine and Opeth (minus the death metal elements, of course), all of whom also draw on the darker types of psychedelic progressive rock.

In addition to these elements there are some heavy and groovy guitar riffs and a lot of clean guitar parts with atmospheric keyboards, and there is even some midnight sax on "Lost Identity" which works brilliantly. In addition, the bans also seems to draw a bit on the alternative rock and metal of the 90s, as there are some solos that sound inspired by Tom Morello and riffs that sound inspired by Alice in Chains.

This sounds like a mishmash doomed to fail; actually my original review of this album on heavymetal.dk got a comment from a user who argued that "The Grand Design" just sounds like a long messy jam session with no structure at all. That's not my experience of this album. I think that all of these elements really add up well together, the the result is a dark type of progressive metal which fans of early Psychotic Waltz, I think, would appreciate.

Recommended to fans of progressive metal, gothic metal, and 70s progressive rock.

Members reviews

No DAY SIX THE GRAND DESIGN reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • Dougie
  • aecht
  • luanpedi
  • Pavlos
  • Andyman1125
  • Colt

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

The Grand Design Contents

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Dirt Alternative Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Collision Course Hard Rock
VANTAGE POINT
Buy this album from MMA partners
Highway Of Heroes Heavy Metal
SCREAMER
Buy this album from MMA partners
A Monument To The Dead Death Metal
COFFIN ROT
Buy this album from MMA partners
Risen Hard Rock
ANGEL
Buy this album from MMA partners
Triumph & Disaster Atmospheric Sludge Metal
WE LOST THE SEA
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online