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Case in Theory – Cinematic Review

Released by: DYI

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Progressive Rock/Alternative



Line Up:

Jonathan -Guitar/Vox

Jamin – Drums

Tadeo -Guitar

Ben – Bass




2.The Night

3.The Day

4.Run Like Hell

5.National Ave.


7.Mavericks III

8.Righteous Path

9.The Fall of Golden Gate

10.With Open Eyes

11.Mavericks IV


I love clean melodic vocals and I’m a big fan of progressive rock structures and when those aspects are combined with precise musicianship, strong melodies and a massive production, the result is almost always interesting enough to check out and in the case of the debut-CD of the Bay Area based band CASE IN THEORY, we even have something sensational.

This band sounds like the latest sensation in the Progressive Rockworld. Although their rhythm section is said to have a hip-hop/funk background, vocally and musically this CASE IN THEORY is pure Melodic Progressive Rock, reminding me more than once of Californian legends ENCHANT. Guitarist JONATHAN POSADAS has a terrific melodic voice that makes each vocal line in every song a pleasure to listen to and combined with catchy hooks and melodic choruses, this is American progressive melodic rock at it’s very best!

Songs like “The day”, “National Ave.”, “Righteous path” (LOVELY!), “The fall of Golden gate” (super melodic catchy chorus) and “Cinematic” offer so much beautiful haunting melodies, I am actually still in a coma, even though the CD has left the player 1 hour ago! The band is said to be sounding like INCUBUS, DREDG and CIRCA SURVIVE, but take it from me that ENCHANT is also a very good comparison, though a little edgier and more modern sounding, so perhaps closer to the late 1990s/early 2000s records of that band.
Written by Gabor

Ratings    Gabor    8/10

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