Chain - Reconstruct

Year of Release: 2003
Label: ProgRock Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 79:32:00

In 1995, four guys based in Germany wanted to play like Dream Theater, but they couldn't find a vocalist, so they gave up. Some time after those days, Henning Pauly, the guitarist, went to Los Angeles and met Matt Cash and, remembering the material recorded in 1995, convinced him to sing the vocals for this release. So Reconstruct from Chain saw publication by Progrock Records.

Reconstruct is a concept album about the evolution of the our planet, from before there was life to the time when the life on the planet is no more. The album is more than 75 minutes long with seventeen songs; some of them are "Earthscape," that is explanations of the story by a narrator.

The release is a very particular prog metal record; it's true that there are some songs in a Dream Theater or Vanden Plas style with symphonic string arrangements, but it sees some prog rock elements, too, and it also has some influences from other genres, like blues-rock riffs, pop characteristics, fusion parts and film score sounds. That makes for a varied album. In fact, it goes from up-tempo songs, where it's possible to find fine instrumental sections, to pop ballads, where melodies are the masters of the field. Melody is one of the most important things on the album.

All these considerations make this CD very interesting. I suggest following the next works from this band.

Earthscape I / Before There Was / First Life / Earthscape II / Impact / Earthscape III / Incommunicado Prisoners Of Silence / Missing Link / Earthscape IV / The Augmented Animal / Conspiracy / Earthscape V / The Planet Is Fine / Signs / Earthscape VI / What There Will Be / Earthscape VII

Matt Cash - vocals
Stephan Kernbach - keys
Christian Becker - bass
Thorsten Hannig - drums
Henning Pauly ? guitars

Reconstruct (2003)
Chain.exe (2004)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin DE

Added: October 5th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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