Defyance are an American prog/power metal band which leans toward the likes of Crimson Glory, Fates Warning, Queensryche and Labyrinth.
Written by: Luigi
ALBUM: Time Lost
LABEL: Self Released
CD INFO: Discogs Info
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
LINEUP: Scott Andreas – vocals * Brent A. Scott – guitars * Marcus Peterson – guitars * Rob McGrath – bass * Doug Beary – drums
TRACK LISTING: 01 Turn To Yesterday * 02 Shadows In My Mind * 03 West Horizon * 04 Between The Lies * 05 From The Sky * 06 Unturned Stone * 07 The Game * 08 My Nightmares * 09 Break The Silence
When it comes to Progressive Metal I have to say it’s not really my cup of tea. I prefer my metal in the straight-forward variety, without the twists and turns that tend to come with Progressive Metal releases. For those who can relate you don’t have to worry where Defyance is concerned. Although you would probably label this quintet as a prog-power metal band they do tend toward the power side.
This quintet has been through some rough patches along the way to releasing ‘Time Lost’, but to their credit Defyance have persevered. The final result is a well-balanced album that reminds me of Labyrinth, Crimson Glory, Queensryche and also Fates Warning. Even though the influences sound slightly dated this album definitely is not and it has been given a good boost by its modern crisp and clear production.
Throughout ‘Time Lost’ exhibit a tightness and professionalism that defies (no pun intended) their indie status. Definitely a band that deserves greater recognition and exposure.