Blending jazz/fusion with metal is not unheard of, but it isn't done
frequently, and often the jazz influences are fleeting at best.
Not so with the Dutch band
Exivious, a group whose self-description of "fusion metal" is spot on.
Featuring two members from the present-day
this bands's self-titled, self-released 2009 effort is a jazz/metal
This truly is equal parts metal and jazz, with several of the numbers
featuring free-form-sounding solos and fills typical of the fusion
No vocals here at all, another nod to their jazz side, and really vocals
would not have made sense on an album like this.
A must for the tech/prog/fusion metal fan.
Unfortunately outside commitments from the band members prevented the
group from carrying on, as they announced their breakup in May 2010.
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
Lords Of Metal
- Ripple of a Tear
- Time And Its Changes
- All That Surrounds pt.1
- Waves of Thought
- The Path
- All That Surrounds pt.2
- Embrace The Unknown
- An Elusive Need
- Tymon Kruidenier
- Michel Nienhuis
- Robin Zielhorst
- Stef Broks