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Opposing Motion – Laws of Motion Review


Released by: Lion Music

Release Date: May 11th, 2013

Genre: Progressive Metal



Line Up:

Ludo Desa – Vocals

Joe McGurk – Guitars

Kevin Deplanche – Drums

David Deplanche – Bass



01. Deus Ex Machina

02. Forever’s Edge

03. Labyrinth of Mirrors

04. Las Lagrimas Del Diablo

05. Rites of Passage

06. Echoes of the Soul

07. Laws of Motion

08. The Fallen Opera

Act I : Lust

Act II : Neglect

Act III : Remorse


English band Opposing Motion was created in 2005. With the release of an independent debut EP “The Illustration” in 2010 the band has become known on as one of the hot underground progressive metal acts. Two years later they recorded their first full-length debut album entitled “Laws of Motion” which will be released on 11 May 2013 on Lion Music.

Opposing Motion plays Symphonic Progressive Power Metal with elements of Neo-Classical and influences of Prog Rock. Some similarities with Elegy, Symphony X and German band Abraxas could be heard here. Music is complex, varied and melodic with slightly dark atmosphere. The sound is very rich and deep with many fantastic orchestral arrangements.

The vocal is good and has its own charisma. Joe McGurk is a talented guitar player. Most of his guitar solos are outstanding, they are really fast featuring awesome shredding often with neo-classical passages. All tracks are excellent, each song should not be escaped and worth careful listening.

As we  step into the bulk of the music we run into the nice symphonic intro “Deus Ex Machina”  which is later turns into powerful “Forever’s Edge”, an up-tempo track with many catchy moments. The next song “Labyrinths of Mirrors” is slower but still includes some fast parts, the music in some aspects reminds me of Savatage.

“Las Lagrimas Del Diablo” is a beautiful orchestral ballad without any heavy guitars riffs. “Rites of Passage” is characterized by some influences of Prog Rock with keyboards in the best tradition of Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson. “Echoes of the Soul” attacks again, it is very complicated song with constant changes of tempo and mood, blistering guitar solos and interesting bass improvisations are awesome here.

The title track is a calm symphonic song where electric guitar used only at the end. The final composition “The Fallen Opera” is a great epic with many melodic changes, I enjoyed every part of this outstanding song. My favorites are “Forever’s Edge”, “Echoes of the Soul” and “The Fallen Opera”.

The sound recording is compressed a little bit but it could be due to promo limitations and I have no other complaints to the whole production. “Laws of Motion” is an excellent work, musicians have done a great work and created a real jewel. All fans of Progressive Power Metal must have it!


Written by Egor “EG Power”

Ratings    Egor    9/10

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One thought on “Opposing Motion – Laws of Motion Review

  1. What a nice surprise ! 9/10 too
    Thanks for this review.
    I agree with “EG Power”….you must have it!!!


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