Portal | A Taste of Things to Come...

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A Taste of Things to Come...

by Portal

Portal is an intellectually driven hard rock project that incorporates progressive rhythms, haunting melodies, ethnic instruments, and electronic undertones into a socially conscious mêlée of intensely driven music.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Shallow
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2. All We Knew
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3. Nothingness
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4. Nothing
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5. Another Day
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6. The Day We Came Together
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7. The Fallen
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8. Nothing (Anthro Remix)
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9. Another Day (Radio Edit)
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Album Notes
Portal's New CD, "Element" - HTTP://WWW.CDBABY.COM/PORTAL3
Portal's Full Catalogue - HTTP://WWW.CDBABY.COM/ALL/PORTAL

Please Note:

"A Taste of Things to Come..." has been discontinued indefinitely, but thanks to CD Baby and digital music providers, can still be purchased online from a variety of distributors, including iTunes, mPeria, and Napster. The following is a full list of sites where Portal's first CD can still be found:

Apple iTunes
Sony Connect
MSN Music
NewViews Music
Liquid Digital Media
American Idol Underground


Portal's first EP, 'A Taste of Things to Come...' offers just that - a taste of the intensity and complexity that this talented new band will have to offer in the years to come.

The album was recorded, produced, and engineered at Pitchwhyte Studios in Edmonton by lead singer/songwriter Kenton Thomas.

It offeres a wide range of sounds, from industrial to electronic-metal hybrid, to straight up hard rock.

More concerned with writing intelligent, well crafted compilations, Portal takes its influences from a wide range of talented artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Finger Eleven, Filter, Deftones, Soundgarden, Dream Theatre, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others.


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Chris O'Hare

Can I give this six stars?
Looks like you'll have to get these tunes elsewhere, but it's worth the effort. Try iTunes. (Or beg Portal to re-master these songs.) I fell in love with the band when I first heard this cd years ago. The lyrics are thoughtful, passionate, defiant; the music is complex, emotional, skilled. Like Tool crossed with Nine Inch Nails, with compassion. Do check out their latest cd, Element (available on CDBaby), which is even better than this.

Mark Groves

Wow - Amazing Album!
This is incredible, Why they only seem to exist in Canada I dont know, they have a massive capability overseas. Everyone over here is continually asking, What's that, who is it, It's great! It really is a brilliant album, i look forward to the follow up, amazing........


Amazing lyrics, backed by incredible licks
Portal is a "thinking man's band". It's refreshing to see a band that can actually write lyrics that are cohesive, deep, and easily understood. Their musical talent doesn't stop there, but overwhelms you with beautiful, yet driving riffs that add the exra punch to the lyrics - perfection!


Was Just the Beginning
Definitely my favorite band on CDbaby (or anywhere for that matter). Even though this is a very good album, each Portal album gets progressively better. Every bit as entertaining as Tool, Porcupine Tree, Perfect Circle, and all similiar bands. Favorite songs here are Another Day and The Day we Came Together. You need to check out all their music to really appeciate this band.


good music , reminds me of Filter

Troy Kramm

Perfection has been Achieved
The cd is nothing less than amazing, each track rocks with perfectly placed guitar riffs and amazing vocals, Portal have a style of their own, Their vocals are a harmonious blend of finger eleven, Tool, and well Portal themselves. This cd will give you everything you want and more. Do yourself a favour and buy it, or you will regret it.

Ty "DrkEagle"

Love it!
I first heard Portal on what was www.mp3.com from a Canadian that I talked to on MSN. I downloaded the songs from there and was instantly hooked! I told myself 'When I get a job, that will be the first CD I buy'. And guess what? It was. Portal is awesome, shame they're not widely successful, I'd love to hear more and see them in concert, but I live in California :( All in all, Portal is amazing and "The Fallen" is one of my favourite songs.


Absolute perfection
This album is perfect. Portal is in a class of its own. I recomend this album to anyone who even knows that metal is a genre

Greg Owens

The Next "Dream Theater"
Incredible! I can't believe this is a debut album! It takes most bands their entire career to create music of this depth. My CD collection has just been given a new reason to exist.

Dennis Cangemi

As stated in the other reviews, this CD is nothing less than perfection. I cannot wait to hear what else Portal has in store. Finger Eleven used to be my favorite band, but now here comes Portal to take the crown.