Origin: New Jersey, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal
Official Site
Page online: May 14, 2004
Last update/review: June 21, 2015

Alchemy X

Alchemy X is a progressive metal band in the tradition of Dream Theater and Fates Warning, with the latter band probably the closer reference point. Their debut album, 1999's A Delicate Balance, hits all the right prog metal notes, with a familiar style yet with a degree of originality as well. They are slightly heavier than some of their contemporaries, due in part to featuring two guitarists rather than the more common one guitarist/one keyboardist setup. The album suffers slightly in the production department, as it lacks the pristine feel often afforded such bands, though this is a minor criticism at best. The band featured noted vocalist Bob Mitchell (Attacker, among others) for their second album, 11:59:59. Though they haven't recorded since 2003, they are still active as of this writing.

Current Members

Tom Engel

vocals

Chris Fox

guitars (Bitter End)

Rob Schreiber

guitars

Steve Ratchen

bass/keyboards

Chris Scorsese

drums

Former Members/Guests

Martin Morin

vocals (ex-Rottweiller)

Bob Mitchell

vocals (ex-Attacker, Sleepy Hollow, ex-Vyndykator)



Discography


A Delicate Balance  
1999
  1. Sister
  2. Emotion: Time & Resonance
  3. Emotion: Killing Thoughts
  4. The Sands of Time
  5. Alchemy
  6. Fatality Complex
  7. Requiem by Moonlight
  8. 7th Sign
  • Martin Morin
  • Chris Fox
  • Rob Schreiber
  • Steve Ratchen
  • Chris Scorsese



11:59:59  
2003 Unisound
  1. Shifting Images
  2. Kiss Before Death
  3. Renaissance
  4. The Dance
  5. Penance
  6. Reverie
  7. Interlude
  8. Space Between Walls
  9. Beyond the Veil of Sorrow
  10. Looking Glass
  11. :59
  12. Afterimage
  13. The Dance Reprise
  • Bob Mitchell
  • Chris Fox
  • Rob Schreiber
  • Steve Ratchen
  • Chris Scorsese




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