Pyramid Theorem – Beyond The Exosphere (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 41:12 minutes | 855 MB | Genre: Metal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Independant
Glad to pick such a tempting album up, and simultaneously glad to bump into such a promising combo. An Ontario- oriented unit PYRAMID THEOREM (the moniker is good too!) founded in 2006 are apparently influenced by Progressive Metal vanguard Dream Theater and Heavy Prog ambassador Rush, especially upon playing style and dreamy composition, but I guess their intention would be over the mountain top of progressive metal. Their instrumental technique is beyond expression, and their composition and production is pretty dramatic and theatrical. And it’s interesting they sincerely create a virtual musical world acceptable for every single progressive rock fan.
The first suite “Beyond The Exosphere” can be called as a jukebox of colourful prog-metal variation. From the very opening their brilliant melodic departure should move you completely. It’s very impressive that you can be immersed in the development, not methodological but enthusiastic and sensitive. Full and good stomach with overintensive, complex but favourable phrases only through the 5 minute beginning ‘Ascension’, followed by ‘Planetary Transit’ filled with killer drumming. ‘Regenesis’ has much power to squeeze their serious messages and strong passion plays into your inner mind. Slightly exaggerated but upbeat inspiring sound and rhythm construction is exploring and explosive. Melody or rhythm lines are complex and diverse but very friendly in a mysterious manner. Guess their cheerful disposition would have done so? Over 17 minutes with their masterpiece is not so long actually. Their crazy crystallized performance and crazy innovative sound evolution should make you happy.
“Under Control” is one of the shortest tracks in this album but fantastic is their vitality. Melodic metal blended with catchy streams and complicated rhythmic vibes completely amazes you. Melancholic bluesy lines and lyrics all through the track cannot be depressing but drive you into something encouraging. “Freedom” has atmosphere leaning towards extreme metal but you can feel delightful texture and futuristic hope via this active stuff, like the title says. Even the following “Close To The End” with tragic lyrics sounds powerful and vivacious. Splendid, serious drumming should be your nutrition. Strict bass play beneath their soundcore is awesome. Uptempo, crying double guitar-based sound organization should kick your anxiety out. Wondering why their soundscape veils every fan softly even though it’s deeply hard and heavy. The last “Intonate” would be another luxury (and one of my favourite ones). Hopeful mid-tempo bright passages seasoned with crazy metallic sound theatre are quite magnificent. Obviously suitable for the epilogue of this fascinating creation.
Lastly let me say thanks to the bassist Christian for recommending this great album. Do hope their artistic future will be more and more excellent.
1. Beyond the Exosphere 17:52
2. Under Control 4:47
3. Freedom 4:40
4. Closer to the End 7:06
5. Intonate 6:47