First off I gotta say this album is MASSIVE. 26 complete songs spanning a 109 minute album with little to no filler. Yeah, you read right, 26 songs. I listened to “Volume” in it’s entirety twice today while driving back from the beach and loved a good bit of it. The effort really shows when such a long record is so powerful and intricate. Makes me wonder how long it’s been in the making. Of course, some moments are better than others but overall this is a very solid debut release. Wide Eyes has a very technical, melodic, powerful, progressive sound with electronic and atmospheric elements which feel good in your ears.
A little background… This band started as a solo project in Akron, Ohio but ended up being something much bigger. Now with 6 members, Instrumental Progressive Metal band Wide Eyes just put out their debut exclusively on Bandcamp August 21st for streaming and download (You get to name your own price. That’s a deal and a half). Adam “Nolly” Getgood of Periphery/Red Seas Fire mastered “Volume” and did a good job of it.
These guys are prolific as hell. They have already been working on a new EP and a second album. That being said, I think everyone should give Wide Eyes a round of applause for the effort. It would be really cool to see Wide Eyes take on a vocalist, but honestly they can do whatever they want. But in the mean time you should definitely get yourself to Bandcamp and give these dudes a download or some monies.