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(Nightmare Records - 2011)
Halcyon Way is a struggling band, but overcame that lead guitarist Jon Bodan was treated in hospital for a long time and their planned tour in the spring 2011 was canceled. They start again from scratch and makes a new record to state their life and well message. IndoctriNation is number 3 from the Atlanta-based band, and their musical influences comes from many places. It shows in their songs which goes from US Metal to techno and industrial noise. Their vocalist Steve Braun is skilled and he succeed in heating the water and keep it inside the kettle rather than loosing control of the songs. On Black Wings is melodic and rough but not a song that takes home much praise. Our Darkest Hour sets the US Metal on the right place together with melodic traditional metal in a song they can be proud of. Revolution Is Now starts messy but develops to be the best song on the new album, super melodic with great guitar work and a spark in the eye. Stand Up is a cover version of Steel Dragon banger metal, but in Halcyon Way it looses the power and stands back left alone and lost in boredom. The System reaches the finish of the CD and now it's time for techno pop rock. A shame that the album only counts 8 songs, it's not enough to give a strong impression, especially after they had canceled their tour, then this half-hearted album is what they give their fans.
Building The Towers
(Nightmare Records - 2010)
Halcyon Way are from Georgia (USA) and Building The Towers is their second album. The prog power outfit has a new singer on board, Steve Braun (Ashent) who replaced Sean Shields.
Okay, the songs need several spins til you discovered every detail and til the melodies stick, but as the songs have memorable elements you'll enjoy the album every time.
With Building The Towers Halcyon Way will build up a larger fan base, now it's time to promote the album live - which hopefully will soon be possible.... We wish guitarist Jon Bodan all the best in his fight against cancer!
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