February welcomes the third reissue from vocalist Ian Parry's (Elegy, Crystal Eyes) Consortium Project, Terra Incognita. Once more, Parry combines his love for melodic power metal with a fantastic sci-fi story.
Actually, Parry revisits and continues his story of the Neofems and the global environment apocalypse from Continuum In Extremis. From the promo material:
the story takes on another chilling twist – It has been more than 375 years since the effects of global warming, and the depletion of the Ozone. The results were catastrophic. Worldwide air pollution and extremely low temperatures, forced the Neofems to seek permanent refuge. Communication with the outside world was no-longer possible. Cocooned in the safety of their biosphere, the planet continued through the centuries frozen in time.
The best you're going to get; you'll likely want to refer to the liner notes and lyrics, because they didn't come with the digital download PR materials. Otherwise, on the musical side, expect more melodic power metal from Parry and friends. The arrangements are often bombastic, sometimes epic, and most always elaborate and large. Thanks to the female characters in the story, the vocal arrangements feature female vocals in performance, many times tempering the songs. Top picks: Reductio Ad Absurdium, White Sands, Nemesis, and the title cut. Like previous reissues Terra Incognita also offer two demos.
If you're a fan of Parry and his project, this is definitely another wise purchase.
Ian Parry's Consortium Project 3 Terra Incognita offers more whopping and elaborate melodic power metal from the vocalist and his friends.
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