Forgotten Sons- Innergy
(Prog Rock Records PRR710)
From Aural Innovations May 2009 update
Forgotten Sons are from Portugal and this is their 3rd CD releases since 2000 and apparently the first with new vocalist Nio. This is what you would call progressive metal music, with a dark theme and some keyboards, which accent all sides of the music but don’t dominate. The CD features 8 tracks in 61 minutes, so that is an average of over 7 mins a track. The band takes its time and uses quite complex arrangements with as many keyboard solos and guitar solos, maybe more. My only complain with the record was the very digital sound of the production. IT was just too sharp and lacked depth and richness in the sound. Maybe I just don’t listen to enough heavy metal these days. Some of the tracks really reminded me of Iron Maiden at times. Doppelganger is a really great song. Somehow I just got sucked into that one. Very good and tight playing by all members and some impressive drumming at times. Probably the best prog metal from Portugal.
Check out the band web site at: http://www.forgotten-sons.com
Check out the Record Label web site at: http://www.progrockrecords.com
Reviewed by Scott Heller