Reviewing these bands is always special for me and, even though I'm not always a fan of their particular genres of choice, I can't help but to respect their bravery and stubbornness. Same goes for Heterechrome and their intelligent, varied and exciting debut.
There is talent in this band, that's for sure. Non talented people don't make progressive metal, I think. The songs on this album are complex and emotional pieces of music. They remind me of the era right after the gothic metal wave in Europe where bands like Nightwish, After Forever and Epica started to adapt and evolve. Evanescence and Lacuna Coil come to mind too. Yet, the boys in the band, the ones that play the leads, drums and solos have been listening to a lot more than gothic metal.
Here and there the old Götheborg scene comes to mind and if you say "progressive metal" you can't not be influenced by Dream Theater, Anathema, Katatonia or Opeth. So if you're into flashing guitar solos, female vocals and decent song writing skills, you might want to check out this album. It's not a highlight but it certainly is not a waste of time. In all, this is an excellent album from a band that I would like to see grow and evolve.