Tuesday, October 5, 2010

MOTD - The Ciem Show: A Marriage Of Prog and Experimental

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: The Ciem Show
Song: Scene IV: Anamorphic Sleep
Album: Only to Exist in Dreams
Style: Dark Progressive Metal/Experimental Rock
country/location: New Egypt, New Jersey, US
release: 2009

Let's try this again!

Here's a project/band based out of New Egypt, New Jersey (which is coincidentally where two close friends of mine who got married recently are from! heh). This band/project is primarily by a dude known as Ciemnosc (hence the name) who is/was also in Abysmal Gates and Abazagorath (these were the bands I recognized at least). The Ciem Show is as the style/genre says, a dark styled progressive metal band with a little bit of an experimental angle. It's a smorgasbord of prog metal influences. You can hear the ambiance and atmosphere of Devin Townsend's solo work , the heavy and detuned styles of Meshuggah, and the operatic and bizarre qualities of the avant garde like Devil Doll and Frank Zappa. It's pretty good stuff though overwhelming at times. This song took a couple listens before it grew on me to the point that I really appreciated it. Parts of it stand out as memorable sections while others just kinda fly past without being noticed. There are some pretty awesome riffs and melodies used here. See what you think!


Anonymous said...

This song is heavy as balls. They've also got that TSO/Savatage sound going on a bit. Definitely digging it!