Vitruvius

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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Vitruvius is a female-fronted progressive metal band from Mexico; this is their debut CD. That description will mean different things to different people; some may come in expecting wild improvisations reminiscent of the Mars Volta. Those people will be disappointed. Others will anticipate complex riff-rock with loads of synth textures and ultra-clean singing (in perfect English, mind), with solos galore, sort of a cross between Evanescence and Dream Theater. Those people will be right on the money. The production on this self-titled disc is pristine, the instrumental performances complicated and hard-driving in a way that combines technical metal with jazz fusion at ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Vitruvius is a female-fronted progressive metal band from Mexico; this is their debut CD. That description will mean different things to different people; some may come in expecting wild improvisations reminiscent of the Mars Volta. Those people will be disappointed. Others will anticipate complex riff-rock with loads of synth textures and ultra-clean singing (in perfect English, mind), with solos galore, sort of a cross between Evanescence and Dream Theater. Those people will be right on the money. The production on this self-titled disc is pristine, the instrumental performances complicated and hard-driving in a way that combines technical metal with jazz fusion at times, but owes more to goth and art rock. Vocalist Dulce Robles seems to float above her straining, surging bandmates, providing a kind of angelic counterpoint to their labors. For the most part, this is a very disciplined, rigorously organized album that demonstrates the bandmembers' keen awareness of their own talents. The instrumental "Alchemist" features a really unfortunate synth solo, but pretty much everything else is enjoyable, as long as you're a fan of this style of hyper-technical, overblown hard rock/metal. If you're not, don't even come near, as there are no attempts made to cross over to more mainstream rock listeners.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • Label: M.i.g. Music
  • EAN: 4260230930614
  • Catalog Number: 201061
  • Sales rank: 307,610

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stealing a Tear from the Rain (7:02)
  2. 2 Inner Space (6:39)
  3. 3 Somewhere (4:57)
  4. 4 Memories (5:58)
  5. 5 Alchemist (7:19)
  6. 6 Shade My Sight (6:10)
  7. 7 Lost Perception (4:26)
  8. 8 Stain in the Moon (6:00)
  9. 9 Black Sphere, Pt. 1 (2:29)
  10. 10 Black Sphere, Pt. 2 (6:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vitruvius Primary Artist
Oscar Villarreal Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Group Member
Armando Thamez Bass, Group Member
Ronnie Rodriguez Drums, Group Member
Dulce Robles Vocals, Group Member
Lucas Espinoza Keyboards, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Oscar Villarreal Producer, Engineer
Marco Ferreira Mastering
Vitruvius Arranger, Composer
Sascha Pruin Cover Design
Crystian Aguilar Cover Art, Visual Concept
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