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Marching Mind

by Marching Mind

"Marching Mind's 10-song debut disc is a great choice for classic rock/prog buffs seeking something new and righteous...one of the fresher voices in prog in while. Rating 15/16." - Progression Magazine, Autumn 2010.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Data Complex
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2. The Way Out
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3. Forgotten Face
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4. Mission
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5. Shattered Helm
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6. The Harbinger
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7. Placid Ascension
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8. A Temporary State of Balance
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9. Luminous Descent
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Marching Mind is a completely new musical experience than you're likely to have heard before. They combine elements from a vast range of influences such as metal, classical, progressive rock and even grunge music…yet seem to avoid sounding derivative of any one genre. In the early days, the band jokingly referred to themselves as "grog" or "grunge-prog" when asked to describe their sound. Somehow this label seemed to stick over the years and became the best way to describe this enigmatic band. Known for their energetic live show and complex yet melodic arrangements, Marching Mind has created a signature sound that is nearly impossible to emulate. The band's current lineup came together in Vancouver, BC in 2008 with members hailing from all across Canada. After releasing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2009 and subsequent 2010 cross-country tour, Marching Mind was signed by Fivebyfive Records and headed back to the studio in fall of 2011 to record their 70 minute follow up album "The Sickness and the Theory".


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Jason Robert

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I was a bit disappointed in this disc at first, simply because it did not live up to my expectations. A friend had told me they were a ‘prog’ band; most notably influenced by Rush and Yes… (old-school progressive music). I was expecting something more like Spock’s Beard, I suppose. Once I was able to shed those preconceptions, however, I realized that this music had a uniqueness all its own; paying homage to many styles of ‘prog’ while not sounding derivative of any one particular band. My first thoughts were that they sounded a bit influenced by an alternative 90’s band called Elliot (as well as other bands of that era, like Soundgarden), in addition to a little bit of Husker Du, Genesis, and Voivod. (-a completely disparate mix of possible influences, to say the least). I just visited their myspace site to take a look at the bands *they* site as influential. Rush and Yes are at the top of the list, but I was not surprised to find that other, more contemporary ‘proggy’ bands, most notably Primus and (yes…) Voivod were included, in addition to Pearl Jam and King’s X. Believe it or not, ALL of those influences are evident, yet organically folded into the mix without seeming at odds with one another. This is not “Progressive” music, in the traditional sense; no 20-minute long suites with 10 different movements. There are no overblown song intros, nor Dream Theater-esque self-indulgent guitar solos. However, the musicianship and songwriting are sharp. Intricate riffs coupled with a driving rhythm section keep these songs fresh track after track. If you’re an open-minded music fan, pick this one up (right here at cdbaby!).