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A potent melodic progressive metal album.

This is the second album from Italian prog metal act Odd Dimension and it is a pretty impressive sounding release. A concept album about the alienation of mankind and the way we seem to destroy everything that is good or artistic in the name of progress sounds complex but don't worry about it being conceptual because each of the eight songs can be listened to by themselves with no loss of continuity to the music.

Now for the dreaded comparisons! Well, Time Machine and Vision Divine come to mind as you play the album, yet Odd Dimension do have a unique sound all their own which is exemplified by the band's use of heavy keyboards and light piano runs during all the songs. This dramatic use of forceful keyboards helps to give Odd Dimension and their music its own strong identity.

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'The Unknown King', 'Under My Creed', 'Fortune And Pain' and 'Dissolving Into The Void' are prime examples of this characteristic. Each track is a complex progressive workout, with superb guitar breaks, dark heavy pounding rhythms that are then rounded out by the interlacing keyboard runs of Gabriele Ciaccia. Every song is driven by a highly melodic counter refrain that always bubbles under the songs main construction, which gives the music on 'TLETH' an energy and dimension (sorry); a subtly appealing and different approach to other bands in the same genre.

Odd Dimension have recorded a potent melodic progressive metal album, and whilst their name might be new to you, on the strength of 'TLETH', they won't be in the shadows for very much longer. It's another fine album from that ever growing and expanding roster of new bands that want to take on and challenge the old guard, for the crown of rock champions.
Please go check them out.

Ian Johnson

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