Power of Metal.dk Review

A Blot on the Landscape
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: 18 December, 2014
Playing time: 31:29

My first acquintance with Greek progressive band Agnosia and they got my interest because I read something about supporting bands like Fates Warning and Psychotic Waltz  in the past. I will not compare their music with the fine music of these two excellent bands, because that would not be fair to them. On the other hand they fish in the same waters.

The intro starting with piano and driven by a nice bass line starts promising and I lean back to experience the first track "Noetic Healing". The song has a kind of guitar sound that reminds a bit of Fates Warning, the keyboard has a kind of seventies sound  and unfortunately singer Takis is not a real top singer. He just doesn't sound powerful enough. The variety and song ideas are o.k., the guitar riffs are rather edgy and the atmosphere does remind me of Dream Theater as well. My personal favorite is "A Blessing in Disguise", with nice a bit Savatage sounding riffs, a rather big Dream Theater influence and lots of variety. "Numb" is a fine piano ballad with a nice refrain where singer Takis shows that he is best in the softer parts. "Pain and Sickness" is not a new song, but hails from their 2004 demo and it is a nice track.

My final conlusion is that this band has a lot of potential, can write good songs and has to be listened to if you are into progressive meetal bands like Fates Warning, Dream Theater and stuff like that.

01. In Awareness
Noetic Healing
The Dyadic Encounter
A Blessing in Disguise
Pain and Sickness
Label: Steel Gallery Records
Distribution: Steel Gallery Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 20 December, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/agnosiaband