Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been gifted with a talented group of young musicians; Delusions of Grandeur. And as promised, Delusions of Grandeur have gifted us with the amazing “Efficacy”! In return, they were just signed by our good friends over at Subliminal Groove Records!
Recently, “Efficacy” has been just as much of a curse as it has been a gift, because I cannot stop jamming down to it! Respectable creativity spews from all apertures of these 7 tracks! Heavy progressive metal is Delusions of Grandeur’s formula but they work within a structure of their very own. Efficacy dabs on seemingly every department of their genre, showcasing mastery of imaginative guitar work, atmospheric vibes, the groove-flow, harmonious keyboard effects and of course an all around heaviness. D.O.G. has the ability to appeal to any ears that get their hands on them.
My first play through of Efficacy occurred during a session Halo 4 multiplayer, which made for an incomprehensible time! I most likely got pwned like a n00b by the middle-school demographic, but trust me, as I let D.O.G. spin I felt like I had the powers of Master Chief running through me. The spacey undertone Efficacy contains went great with Halo. For the gamers out there…allow Delusions of Grandeur to enhance your favorite video game. It doesn’t stop there. For the juicers…allow Delusions of Grandeur to pump you up at the gym. For all delivery men and women…pizza, newspaper and obstetricians alike…go ahead and throw on “Efficacy” during the next delivery for a stellar experience.