Accomplice - Accomplice

Year of Release: 1998
Label: Adrenaline
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 43:11:00

This is another American act on the Adrenaline label. These guys hail from Southern California and have opened for bands such as Van Halen, Judas Priest, Rush, Night Ranger, TNT, and Savatage. Wow, not bad! This self-titled debut CD was originally released independently a couple of years back and some of you might remember them featured on a Dream Theater tribute album that was also released on Adrenaline Records some time back.

So what can you expect to hear from this band? Like their label mates in Aztec Jade, Accomplice play pompous, melodic light progressive metal. What separates these two bands is that Accomplice has more references to old pomp/prog bands like Styx and Kansas in their music as well as newer prog rock/metal. They are clearly talented musicians and hold a good singer in Stephen Green, which reminds me of Geoff Tate (Queensryche) at times. The music is very melodic and easily accessible. The songs are overall of good quality although it does miss a couple of standout killer songs. The production, by the band themselves, could be better as they need a little more punch to the mix, but they have done a good job and each instrument is well presented and balanced.

Absolutely a CD worth checking out for all pomp, prog rock and light prog metal fans.

[This review originally appeared at the ProgPower Online review site, November 2002 -ed]

Courageous (6:05) / Reactor (6:14) / Fallin' (4:50) / For All The World (3:25) / State Of The Nation (3:30) / Welcome (4:40) / Let The Show Begin (3:33) / Centurion (4:30) / Nightingale (2:54) / Fight On (5:30) / Crusader Soul (4:11)

Stephen Green - lead vocals
Sean Clegg - guitars, vocals
Scott Snyder - bass, vocals
Richard Arbuckle - drums
Recently added :
Michael T. Ross - keyboards

Accomplice (1998/2000)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: November 25th 2004
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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Language: english


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