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OmnisighT — The Power of One
(Bandcamp Warunki Media WM004, 2017, DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2017-03-07

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January 20, 2017 saw the release of Canadian prog metal band OmnisighT's fourth album The Power of One. OmnisighT is the fearsome and intimidating foursome of Raj Krishna (lead vocals and guitars), Chris Warunki (drums), Dave Shannon (bass and backing vocals), and Blake Rurik (lead guitar). I must confess that prog metal is not my genre and I find much of OmnisighT’s sonic assault, gutsy bass, aggressive drumming, and guitar shredding extremely exhausting! I also found it difficult to get into the challenging vocal melodies as they seem to be trying too hard to be different, like many of today’s prog bands. The song “Seven Sisters” provides somewhat of a respite as it allows space for each musician to stretch without sounding like a sonic barrage. Interestingly towards the end of the song the guitar chords sound a bit like “Foxy Lady.” The high point for me is the instrumental “Fall of the Empire,” which on its own is worth the price of the album. The first minute is a lyrical and melodic guitar solo that morphs into heavy metal with gritty bass and bombastic drumming. And the proggy guitar riffs are augmented by some serious shredding. The closer is the title track lasting about seven minutes. “The Power of One” is mostly instrumental with each vocal stanza lasting about 30 seconds. This is a relatively calm song with Blake Rurik packing the maximum notes and flourishes into each phrase. Definitely for fans of Dream Theater, Tool, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Van Halen.


Filed under: New releases, 2017 releases

Related artist(s): OmnisighT

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http://omnisight.bandcamp.com/album/the-power-of-one

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