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Tolerance – When Time Stops Review

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Released by: Musea Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Progressive Metal

Links: http://www.toleranceband.com

 

Line Up:

Ricardo Figueroa – Vocals
Carlos Cabrices – Guitars
Antonio Ramirez – Keyboards
Rodrigo Nuñez – Drums

 

Tracklist:

1) Lutin
2) When Time Stops
3) Different Skies
4) Drifted
5) Blind Spot
6) Meeting the Path
7) Beware of the Birds
8) The Greatest Plan

 

Tolerance is a band from Venezuela playing a mix between Progressive Rock and Prog Metal at an incredible high level, combining complex instrumental passages with crystal clear melodies that all together bring you straight into a journey that you just don’t want to leave after the album is finished. When comparing their sound, you should definitely think of bands like Shadow Gallery, Enchant, Pagan’s Mind, Threshold, Magellan and such, so then you will understand that we are dealing here with something very interesting. They were formed more than 10 years ago and during this period they worked hard on releasing this gem titled When Time Stops, so this is indeed their debut album. The musicians of the band are clearly gifted in bringing perfectly balanced instrumental back-up to the band’s sensational lead singer Ricardo Figueroa. He shines especially during the somewhat calmer very melodic tunes Drifted and Meeting the path. Although the similarities to a slightly calmer Dream Theater are also very clear, Tolerance is definitely a band you absolutely do not want to miss out when you call yourself a dedicated fan of the progressive rock/prog metal genre. The guitarwork of Carlos Cabrices is quite phenomenal and all I can add further here is that you need to urgently go and look up this band a.s.a.p.

 

Written by Gabor

Ratings    Gabor    8/10

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