Enochian Theory is a UK metal band that will turn progressive metal conventions on their head. From the remarkable artwork to the intelligent lyrics to the diverse and eclectic music, Evolution Creatio Ex Nihilio is not your typical prog presentation. No, this a work to be savored with repeated listens (possibly with headphones like Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon) to hear the depth and breadth of it's voluminous creativity.
If I dare say, Enochian Theory's Evolution Creatio Ex Nihilio is possibly the most original progressive metal I have heard in sometime. On the canvas of symphonic and grand soundscapes, ET paints with ambitious strokes of sophisticated fusion blending the colors of traditional metal with modern and alternative hues. This is most evident on Apathia where the nontraditional and elusive growls of death vocals combine with eclectic noise before flowing into Dream Theater cum Floyd prog. It's a knotty composition which could easily disturb as intrigue. Yet that is the nature of Evolution Creatio Ex Nihilio.
Nothing should be taken for granted here. As 'alternative' as Apathia may be, Waves of Ascension, by contrast, rest on more familiar elements of the progressive art. The composition is also disturbing and enlightening as those simple and fundamental building blocks lift your listening ear eerie and airy heights. To be even more elusive, the following The Fire and the Lotus casts the elements of alternative and traditional into one pot creating a bubbling stew of imagination. This is not your usual progressive metal; it's better.
Enochian Theory's Evolution Creatio Ex Nihilio is simply a brilliant and innovative album of modern progressive music fusing the elements of alternative and traditional metal into an intriguing and highly entertaining work. Do not let this one pass you by. Very highly recommended!
Enochian Theory's Evolution Creatio Ex Nihilio is simply a brilliant and innovative album of modern progressive music fusing the elements of alternative and traditional metal into an intriguing and highly entertaining work. Do not let this one pass you by.
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